General practitioners' self ratings of skills in evidence based medicine: Validation study

JM Young*, P Glasziou, JE Ward

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To practise evidence based medicine, clinicians need to understand and use terms such as "relative risk reduction," "absolute risk reduction," and "number needed to treat:" Self ratings represent one method of assessing competence ill these skills. About a third of clinicians claim to understand such terms.(2) We evaluated the validity of self ratings and conducted a blinded validation in general practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-+
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Issue number7343
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

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