Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; bob.phillips{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Surrogates, proxies and processes

When we look at treatments for children’s ill health, we tend to be stuck in a pleasant dilemma. We normally want to use treatments to stop kids dying and to make them better quicker—but it is uncommon for children to die, and they will often get better anyway. So we end up using alternative outcome measures; a proxy, surrogate or process measure. But do you …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Linked Articles