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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 5DD, UK; bob.phillips{at}doctors.org.uk

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Spins or snouts?

There’s something unnerving about getting a test result. (As a practitioner. As a patient perhaps more so.) Most test results don’t actually give you an answer—they nudge you one way or the other.

Take a PET scan, for example, with a glowing chunk the left lower lobe and a mediastinum that’s brighter than the …

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