Letters

Evidence should be accessible as well as relevant

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7260.567 (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:567
  1. M Falshaw, research coordinator ([email protected]),
  2. Y H Carter, professor,
  3. R W Gray, research assistant
  1. Department of General Practice and Primary Care, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London E1 4NS

    EDITOR—National policy on research and development encourages the delivery of health care that is of proved efficacy and based on research.1 Barker and Gilbert say that evidence of clinical effectiveness has to be relevant to health professionals for it to be incorporated into clinical practice.2 We conducted a survey of community nurses and community based professionals allied to medicine (PAMs) employed by one east London community trust to identify the areas of their work where they see evidence as …

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