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Rule 31: Review the world literature fortnightly

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In his book Kill as few patients as possible1 Oscar London suggests we review the world literature fortnightly. At an estimate rate of 10 RCTs added to Medline per day, there’s little chance of this happening.

Instead, it’s been widely suggested that doctors focus their reading on clinical questions which are relevant to their practice. But thousands of questions assault us at every turn, professionally and privately. They …

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  • Bob Phillips