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Evidence based general practice

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:114

Findings of study should prompt debate

  1. Joanna Chikwe
  1. Second year clinical student Oxford University, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL

    EDITOR,—P Gill and colleagues' adaptation to a general practice setting1 of a study originally designed to assess interventions in an acute hospital medical firm2 encouraged me to apply their methodology to acute admissions (n=50) over four weeks in the paediatric department of a district general hospital. My finding that, by Gill and colleagues' criteria, two thirds of primary interventions in this setting were evidence based is perhaps less interesting than the …

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