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Towards evidence-based medicine for paediatricians
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Alcuin College, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Alcuin College, York YO10 5NB, UK; bob.phillips{at}doctors.org.uk

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If 11 people say one thing, and a 12th disagrees, where do we go with the decision?

Let us start with a simple question. What if it’s ‘Are the chips any good at the canteen?’ Straightforward—the 11 probably outweigh the 1. But … what if the 11 all report hearsay … ‘Simone always eats them’ …

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