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Dan Hughes, MD, FRCPC
IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Glasziou P, Del Mar C, Salisbury J. Evidence-based practice workbook. Second edition. London: Blackwood Publishing, BMJ Books, 2007.
Picking up the Evidence-based practice workbook (second edition), I had a moment’s hesitation. Did I want a book that requires work as opposed to one needing just reading? Was this a stand-alone book or must it be read with other resource material? Was the workbook intended for those proficient in evidence-based practice (EBP) or novices? A brief perusal of the workbook answered my questions. The workbook is designed to fulfil many roles—the novice can learn the fundamentals of EBP, those more proficient can test their skills, while workshop attendees will find it a useful aid.
The primary purpose of the workbook is to introduce healthcare professionals to the basic concepts of EBP and provide guides …