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Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice
  1. David King, MBBS, MPH
  1. University of Queensland Buranda, Queensland, Australia

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    Friedland et al state that Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, “provides an introduction to the most important components of evidence-based decision making” for people at all levels of experience, from students to practising clinicians. This laudable intent is successful to varying degrees in its coverage of important, evidence-based topics.

    Friedland DJ. Evidence-based medicine: a framework for clinical practice. Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK: McGraw-Hill, 1998.

    The book is structured in a modular format and the layout includes workbook style question and answer exercises. The contents are arranged in 3 main areas: medical decision making, accessing medical information, and evaluating validity of information. My personal preference would be to place the first section at the end of …

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