From mummifed guidelines to living evidence-based medicine: Three essential tools

Paul Glasziou*

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Abstract

[Extract] On a tour of the WHO headquarters in Geneva, I wandered past a vast cellar of shrinkwrapped, unused and unread guidelines.
These guidelines were rapidly passing, or already past, their “use by” date given that around 7% of clinical “facts” become outdated each year [1]. Although glossy journals, 500- page systematic reviews and grand guidelines are all worthy, clinical impact occurs only when someone reads, digests and acts on the information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalMalaysian Family Physician
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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