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South Asian health: what is to be done?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7443.839 (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:839

Skills of evidence based medicine need to be taught

  1. Evangelia Chryssafidou, research associate,
  2. Theodoros N Arvanitis, senior lecturer (t.arvanitis@bham.ac.uk),
  3. Khalid S Khan, consultant,
  4. Aravinthan Coomarasamy, specialist registrar and honorary lecturer
  1. School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
  2. School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
  3. Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG
  4. Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG

    EDITOR—A paradigm shift in clinical practice towards evidence based medicine can be embraced even in the poorest countries, where constraints to implementing effective health care may include lack of financial resources, and political will.1 Practising evidence based medicine requires using information and communication technologies to access relevant guidelines, reviews, primary literature, and relevant critical appraisal skills, which …

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