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Arch Dis Child 95:945 doi:10.1136/adc.2010.201046
  • Miscellania
  • Archimedes

Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians

Archimedes seeks to assist practising clinicians by providing ‘evidence-based’ answers to common questions that are not at the forefront of research but are at the core of practice (format adapted from BestBETS published in the Emergency Medicine Journal). A full description of the format is available online at http://bit.ly/ArchiTemplate.

Readers wishing to submit their own questions – with best evidence answers – are encouraged to review those already proposed at http://www.bestbets.org. If your question still hasn't been answered, feel free to submit your summary according to the instructions for authors at http://bit.ly/ArchiInstructions.

It's how ineffective?

In the last Archimedes1 I discussed statistical significance, but this is only the first problem in deciding if something actually works. This column addresses …