News BMJ Group Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Gordon Guyatt

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5546 (Published 30 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5546

In a recent BMJ poll, readers ranked evidence based medicine among the 10 most important medical advances since the journal was first published. Gordon Guyatt has played a pivotal role in developing its underlying concepts and promoting its use.

He first coined the term “evidence based medicine” (EBM) in an editorial introducing the idea in …

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