Evidence based medicine

Evidence Live is a space for the dissemination and use of evidence to benefit health care systems and influence public health issues globally, offering public and patient education and contribution to economic modelling an affordable health service. It offers access to internationally renowned essential medical research and provides evidence that can influence the delivery of health system on a global scale. The conference offers a platform to orchestrate change in national and international health care systems, developing and sharing research that influences public health and economic issues.

 

Evidence based medicine in the BMJ

The BMJ has been championing evidence based medicine, since the editorial from David Sackett
Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't set out the tennants of the movement - as he explained, "It's about integrating individual clinical expertise and the best external evidence". EBM's road from fringe movement to it's central place in healthcare was not easy, as some of the key members explain in this Oral History project from JAMA and The BMJ,

Browse the tools, resources and articles available from across BMJ to learn, debate or apply EBM:

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Problems of stopping trials early

Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations for diagno…

Diagnostic strategies used in primary care

Diagnosis using “test of treatment”

Test of time

Clinical prediction rules

Using probabilistic reasoning

GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strengt…

What is “quality of evidence” and why is it important to clinicians?

Going from evidence to recommendations

Incorporating considerations of resources use into grading recommendat…

Use of GRADE grid to reach decisions on clinical practice guidelines w…

The need to consider the wider agenda in systematic reviews and meta-a…

Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (…

THEME ISSUE

An introduction to reading and appraising qualitative research

When are randomised trials unnecessary? Picking signal from noise

What is missing from descriptions of treatment in trials and reviews?

Graphical method for depicting randomised trials of complex interventi…

Teaching evidence based medicine

How to read a paper series

ENDGAMES

Units of sampling, observation, and analysis

ENDGAMES

Randomised controlled trials: understanding confounding

ENDGAMES

Understanding the ecological fallacy

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How to read a funnel plot in a meta-analysis

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Understanding the Hawthorne effect

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Interpreting hazard ratios

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What is publication bias in a meta-analysis?

ENDGAMES

Bias in randomised controlled trials: comparison of crossover group an…

ENDGAMES

Multistage sampling

ENDGAMES

How to read a forest plot in a meta-analysis

ENDGAMES

Bias in experimental study designs: randomised controlled trials with …

ENDGAMES

Placebos and sham treatments

ENDGAMES

A comparison of sampling error and standard error

ENDGAMES

What is significance?

ENDGAMES

Randomised controlled trials: understanding power

ENDGAMES

Uncertainty in sample estimates: standard error

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What are the risks?

LEARNING

Evidence based medicine: a users' guide 1 hour

LEARNING

Evidence based medicine: how to find the answers to your clinical ques…

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Understanding statistics 1 hour

LEARNING

Understanding statistics 2: is there a significant difference? 1 hour

CE BLOGS

(Caroline to categorise)

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Muir Gray

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Neal Maskrey

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Paul Glasziou

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Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers (Research Waste)

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Too Much Medicine

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EBM Journal blogs

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(NOTE: includes links to their Google hangouts)

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EBN Journal blogs

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CE PODCASTS

BMJ CE Podcasts

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Methodological gloss won't fix a rubbish evidence base

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Patient spotlight - patient centred care

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How to diagnose overdiagnosis

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Cancer screening - does it save lives?

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Preventing overdiagnosis - the problems with screening

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Helicobacter pylori - new evidence, and when to test and treat

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Tamiflu US Press Conference

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Thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke - time for a rethink?

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Why patients and docs make poor decisions. Challenge of evidence in pr…

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“Mythbuster” on NSAIDs in sports medicine, challenging nutrition dogma…

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Frontline Neurogastroenterology: Evidence based therapeutics in IBS

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Evidence based neurointervention

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Looking back at building the evidence base for safe and active bicycli…

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Why we were wrong about dietary fat guidelines

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EBN Podcasts

VIDEOS

Evidence-based medicine - an oral history

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

EBM Glossary

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Health economics terms glossary

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Commonly used EBM and statistical abbreviations

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Stats calculator and formulae of risk terms

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

How to calculate risk

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Critical appraisal checklists

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Links to other EBM resources

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Study design search filters

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Adjusting for baseline risk: number needed to treat (nomogram)

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Estimating CVD risk and treatment benefit

Debate

Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?

Evidence based medicine—an oral history

Evidence based medicine: increasing, not dictating, choice

The knowledge system underpinning healthcare is not fit for purpose an…

Too much medicine; too little care

Overdiagnosis: when good intentions meet vested interests—an essay by …

The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition

Assessment of changes to screening programmes: why randomisation is im…

Is animal research sufficiently evidence based to be a cornerstone of …

Pragmatic randomised trials using routine electronic health records: p…

THEME ISSUE

Evidence based medicine has come a long way (2004)

What has evidence based medicine done for us?

Which clinical studies provide the best evidence? (2000)

General practitioners' perceptions of the route to evidence based medi…

Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't (1996)

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

An introduction to the concepts of EBM: a bibliography of key articles…

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SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight on patient centred care

Decision aids that really promote shared decision making: the pace qui…

Shared decision making: really putting patients at the centre of healt…

Putting evidence into practice (2011)

Interpreting research findings to guide treatment in practice

Effectiveness of strategies for informing, educating, and involving pa…

Integrating evidence based medicine into routine clinical practice: se…

How does evidence affect clinical decision-making?

LEARNING

NICE: evidence into practice - how to make evidence based decisions 1 …

LEARNING

NICE: evidence into practice - how to put guidance into practice 1 hou…

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NICE: evidence into practice - how to bring about change 1 hour

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NICE: evidence into practice - how to use audit to improve patient car…

CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Explaining EBM to your patients

 

 

Evidence based journals from BMJ

The BMJ has been championing evidence based medicine, since the editorial from David Sackett
BMJ has three journals dedicated to EBM, and each contains specific resources to help you with your evidence based practice, whatever your speciality