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Editorial
Worldwide evidence-based medicine activities
  1. Richard Saitz
  1. Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Richard Saitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd floor (Crosstown 2), Boston, MA 02118–2335, USA; rsaitz{at}bmjgroup.com

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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) serves at least two major communities – those teaching and studying evidence-based medicine (EBM) itself (and producing evidence), and those consuming evidence to improve patient care. Two recent developments of interest to both audiences are worth noting.

First, on 1 and 2 November, 2010, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Evidence Centre and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford University held an international conference (‘evidence2010 Transforming Healthcare’) in London. Although this was not a conference of a particular professional society nor was it an annual event (though it may be in the future), the conference was well-attended by a wide range of …

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