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De Brún C, Pearce-Smith N, Heneghan C. Searching skills toolkit: finding the evidence. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
After a busy morning in a GP surgery, a question came into my mind about the evidence base behind my management of a patient with gout. Being a believer in evidenced-based practice, and having at least some skills in using the world wide web and PubMed, I spent my coffee break running a quick search on my question. The search produced hundreds of results, and by the time I was able to start filtering through them, I was due for my first home visit. In the busy world of clinical medicine, what I needed was a concise, easy-to-follow guide to improving my search skills.
Searching skills toolkit is the third toolkit book in the series edited by Heneghan et al. In this book, Caroline De …
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