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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, YO10 5DD, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Alcuin College, York, UK; bob.phillips{at}doctors.org.uk

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Spotting problems

How we detect adverse consequences of our actions remains a challenge in practice. If we think about how we could attempt that within the setting of evidence-based medicine—that is, to have a degree of confidence that an unwanted outcome has been caused by a new treatment or action—is really hard.

Lots of parts play into this; first is the frequency of adverse events. They either happen really uncommonly, like intracerebral thrombosis, or really commonly, like rash. The rare …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.