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Beyond clinical evidence

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:E383
  1. Douglas Kamerow, editor

    Everyone agrees we want good evidence to inform patient care, especially for those problems that are most common. Studies like the two in this issue on head lice treatment (p 446, p 451) help primary care clinicians and patients decide what to do. Similarly, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz and colleagues' systematic review of the effectiveness of drug treatment of Alzheimer's disease (p 459) will serve to decrease our expectations that significant benefits accrue from currently available cholinesterase inhibitors.

    But we need evidence about more than which …

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