General practitioners say that evidence based information is changing practice

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1043 (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1043
  1. David Tovey, deputy editor, Clinical Evidence (dtovey@bmjgroup.com),
  2. Fiona Godlee, head, BMJ Knowledge
  1. BMJ Publishing Group, London WC1H 9JR

    EDITOR—As the publishers of the BMJ's Clinical Evidence we have more than a passing interest in the extent to which the provision of evidenced based information changes clinical practice. In this context, the results of an evaluation of Clinical Evidence commissioned by us assumed some importance.

    A total of 5960 general practitioners in England were contacted by Stingray Research, an independent market research company, and asked to provide some broad perceptions about the role …

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