Arch Dis Child 98:468 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304148
  • Archimedes

Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians

    1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; bob.phillips{at}
    • Received 25 March 2013
    • Accepted 26 March 2013

    Getting it straight from the start

    For  more than a decade Archimedes has presented clinical queries and appraised the evidence that emerges, leading on to a clinical conclusion to the dilemma. What is strikingly common is that many questions can start in a muddle, and a failure to get an ‘evidence-based answer’ might actually be a failure to ask an accurate …