Evidence based medicine: new storylines neededBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3296 (Published 18 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3296
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, University College London
My publisher is breathing down my neck for a fourth edition of How to Read a Paper. In 1995 Ruth Holland (who then edited my BMJ column) suggested that evidence based medicine was as dull a subject as any invented and that someone ought to sex it up in an accessible paperback. I did my best, and the book sold like hot cakes—though Ruth (who was tragically killed in a train crash in 1996) never lived to see the launch.
Bestseller status notwithstanding, I …