Evidence based medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7050.169b (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:169
  1. Blair H Smith
  1. Lecturer in general practice Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB9 2AY

    Rich sources of evidence are ignored

    EDITOR,—It is reassuring that David L Sackett and colleagues have made two important concessions from their previous extreme position relating to evidence based medicine1 2: firstly, they have recognised the importance of clinical skill, as distinct from the consideration of scientific evidence; and, secondly, they have allowed other forms of evidence to take a …

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