Evidence based medicine: does it make a difference?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7482.93-b (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:93

Numerophobia may be a problem in adopting evidence based medicine…

  1. Yoav Ben-Shlomo, senior lecturer in clinical epidemiology (y-ben-shlomo@bristol.ac.uk)
  1. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR

EDITOR—Both the editorial by Del Mar et al and the paper by Straus et al raise important points that must be considered if both medical students and doctors are to be trained successfully in evidence based practice.1 2

Del Mar et al say that epidemiology and statistics are repellent to many doctors. In our experience, neither …

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