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EBM in Brazil and the creation of the Oxford-Brazil EBM Alliance
  1. Rachel Riera1,2,
  2. Enderson Miranda3,
  3. Luis Eduardo Santos Fontes3,4,
  4. Rafael Leite Pacheco2,5,
  5. David Nunan6
  1. 1 Centre of Health Technology Assessment, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2 Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  3. 3 University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  4. 4 Evidence-Based Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina de Petrópolis, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. 5 Centro Universitário São Camilo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  6. 6 Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Luis Eduardo Santos Fontes, Evidence-Based Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina de Petrópolis, Petrópolis 25680-120, Brazil; luis.fontes{at}

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The key concepts of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) arrived in Brazil in the mid-90s. Since then, a considerable number of initiatives have been implemented to disseminate its use and importance in the decision process of healthcare. Table 1 outlines various EBM-related initiatives in Brazil that we have identified over the years. It is important to note that this summary list is not intended to be comprehensive of every EBM activity that has happened in Brazil. Our objective is not to quantify or rate what exists, but to identify and classify examples of the types of actions …

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  • Contributors Conception and design: LESF, EM, DN and RR. Data collection: RLP. Manuscript draft: RLP, LESF and EM. Content revisor: RR and DN. Final approval: all authors

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests All authors are members of the Oxford-Brazil EBM Alliance.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.