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Evidence produced in evidence based medicine needs to be relevant

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:515
  1. Jacqueline Barker, fellow,
  2. David Gilbert
  1. Office for Public Management, London WC1X 8JT

    EDITOR—It was encouraging to see all the research papers on patient involvement in healthcare decision making in the issue of the BMJ on 18 September devoted to patient partnership. Research findings in this area go some way to filling the enormous gap in evidence that has existed for too long. There are publications that offer guidance on how to involve patients and the public, but these give practical advice and do …

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