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Journal of Clinical Effectiveness

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1016
  1. Alessandro Liberati
  1. University of Modena and Italian Cochrane Centre.Milan, Italy

    Eds Gifford Batstone, Mary Edwards

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    ISSN 1361 5874

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    The promotion of evidence based practice is, at least in words, high on the agenda for reforming healthcare systems in different parts of the world. As has been recently pointed out by Trish Greenhalgh, “Evidence-based practice is more than the scholarly and rigorous interpretation and use of the best available information. It is a way of thinking.” This is why the current enthusiasm for evidence based practice should be regarded with scepticism if it is divorced from appropriate efforts to change the cultural and social basis on which health care is currently practised. Such a change requires adopting a systematic approach in which …

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