Global medical knowledge database is proposedBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1340 (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1340
- Martin Dawes, director (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Marshall Godwin, research director
- Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
- Queen's Department of Family Medicine, PO Bag 8888, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 5E9
EDITOR—If every doctor who produced a critical appraisal in response to clinical uncertainty shared that learning globally then access to medical knowledge would be greatly enhanced.
What are the difficulties facing clinicians seeking knowledge? 1 The Cochrane Library, Best Evidence, Clinical Evidence, or guidelines in hard copy might be searched. If the answer does not seem to exist in a synthesised format the practitioners might do a Medline search. There is then the problem of getting the full text of the article. …