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BMJ and Lancet rank among the most clinically relevant medical journals

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7466.592-e (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:592
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    A small number of general, broad interest journals contain the most clinically relevant information for doctors, according to a major review.

    The review was conducted by a group at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. The Health Information Research Unit of the university's Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics publishes several secondary “evidence-based” journals. In 2,000 the unit prepared ACP Journal Club (ACP J Club) to support internal medicine and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to support general and family practice.

    The authors of the review found that four journals (New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet and the Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews) provided 56.5% of the content for the internal medicine review journal ACP Journal Club …

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