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Evidence based medicine: does it make a difference?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:93

In Germany disease is treated via patients' clinical pictures rather than by following mindlines

  1. Ansgar Gerhardus, research associate (
  1. Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine, and Health System Research, Hanover Medical School, D-30623 Hanover, Germany

EDITOR—Gabbay and le May put into focus the processes of “collective sense making” by which knowledge, both explicit and tacit and from whatever sources, is negotiated, constructed, and internalised in routine practice.1 They identified mindlines replacing guidelines in daily practice. If these processes of collective sense making are …

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