In this blog, Sasha Lawson-Frost explores what moral values underpin or justify the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine, specifically in response to a recent article which stated “the policy side of evidence-based medicine is basically a form of rule utilitarianism”.
Is evidence-based medicine a fairy tale? With this in mind, Foo Wee brings her personal experience into a review of the evidence available for analgesic treatment of G6PD deficient children. This blog won 2nd prize in the recent Cochrane Malaysia blog writing competition.
This blog, written by Leonard Goh, was the winner of Cochrane Malaysia and Penang Medical College’s recent evidence-based medicine blog writing competition. Leonard has written an insightful and informative piece to answer the question: ‘Evidence-based health practice: a fairytale or reality’.
This article highlights the importance of the results of Cochrane’s new systematic review on the efficacy of Methylphenidate for ADHD in children and adolescents.
Let’s be honest, Evidence-Based Medicine is great. But it’s not perfect. Issues such as the lack of publishing of negative results need to be understood and tackled. In this Youtube video, Prof David Nealy does just that.
In the second in our series of articles reviewing the health evidence tools produced by McMaster University, Harkanwal Randhawa examines Health Evidence™, a database of systematic reviews around the subject of public health.
Iván Murrieta Álvarez takes an in depth look at determining the probability that a patient has a certain illness, using only a pen and paper.
The relationship between Shared Decision Making and EBM; two separate disciplines or not? Read Ammar’s piece on this subject and have your say.
Key message: Evidence Based Medicine is useful for informing healthcare professionals what works, what doesn’t, and helping to determine if the benefits outweigh the harms, but it’s far from perfect. There are valuable lessons learned about research that we can share across disciplines. What is the Evidence Based Medicine problem? In 2005, Dr. John Ioannidis, a […]
In this blog, Norah uses Richard Lehman’s review of journals for the BMJ to find and summarize the new and interesting publications in medical journals.
Richard takes a look at Greenhalgh and colleagues, BMJ article “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?”.
In 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force determined their was insufficient evidence to recommended for or against screening for suicide at the primary care level. Where are we 10 years later? Read Aaron’s review of the recent recommendations on suicide screening in the primary care arena.
Sean reviews ‘What is Evidence Based Medicine and Why Should I care?’, an article for students and healthcare professionals which covers Evidence-Based Medicine from first principles to medical statistics in the course of one free paper.
Danny takes us on a tour of the Evidence-Based Medicine Pyramid and the wonders within.
Pre-test probabilities can help clinicians select and interpret diagnostic tests. To see a recent, real life application check out Aaron’s review of “Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Tests for Detecting Albuminuria” from the Annals of Internal Medicine.