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What do you think of the BMJ's POEMs?

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1228 (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1228

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  1. Abi Berger (aberger@bmj.com), science editor
  1. BMJ

    Just over six months ago the BMJ began publishing a weekly POEM (patient-oriented evidence that matters).1 You can find them next to Editor's choice in a pink tinted box. They are gobbets of evidence that should be useful to clinicians. POEMs are selected by searching the current issues of over 100 peer reviewed journals, looking for relevant studies (potential POEMs), which are then evaluated for validity. The valid POEMs are summarised, and the summary is then reviewed and revised. The service is provided by InfoPOEM, a US based medical information company. Apart from some minor editing we publish them as they come. They have sparked an intense debate among editorial staff and advisers, and we want you—our readers—to tell us what you think by answering a short questionnaire on http://www.bmj.com/

    The research papers that give birth to POEMs are chosen …

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