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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}

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Back to basics: what is evidence-based medicine?

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a framework for thinking. It's a process. It's a method. It's taking the most unbiased, patient-oriented, clinically relevant research, combining that with the wishes and opinions of the child/young person and family before you and integrating your own …

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