Thanks for the many suggestions. Here is the list of 11 suggestions
we've had classified into 3 groups. It looks a good list of reading
to catch up on recent developments in EBM. Are there any more to add
to the list before I ask you to vote on your favourite next week?
A .EBM in practice
1. Greenhalgh T, Peacock R. Effectiveness and efficiency of search
methods in systematic reviews of complex evidence: audit of primary
sources BMJ, Nov 2005; 331: 1064 - 1065.
2. Straus SE, Ball C, Balcombe N, Sheldon J, McAlister FA. Teaching
evidence-based medicine skills can change practice in a community
hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Apr;20(4):340-3.
3. Alper BS, White DS, Ge B. Physicians answer more clinical
questions and change clinical decisions more often with synthesized
evidence: a randomized trial in primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2005
B. Finding & Applying
1. Haynes RB, McKibbon KA, Wilczynski NL, Walter SD, Werre SR; Hedges
Team. Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong
studies of treatment from Medline: analytical survey. BMJ. 2005 May
21;330(7501):1179. Epub 2005 May 13.
2. Peter Bogaty; James Brophy. Numbers needed to treat (needlessly?)
The Lancet; Apr 9-Apr 15, 2005; 365, 9467.
3. On Making the Right Choice: The Deliberation-Without-Attention
Effect Ap Dijksterhuis,* Maarten W. Bos, Loran F. Nordgren, Rick B.
van Baaren. Science 17 February 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5763, pp. 1005 - 1007).
C. Generation of Evidence
1. Chan AW, Altman DG Identifying outcome reporting bias in
randomised trials on PubMed: review of publications and survey of
authors. BMJ. 2005 Apr 2;330(7494):753. Abstract and full paper at
2. Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are
False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124
3. Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of
pharmaceutical companies. R. Smith. PLoS Med 2005: 2(5); e138
4. Contradicted and initially stronger effects in highly cited
clinical research. J. P. Ioannidis. Jama 2005: 294(2); 218-28.
5. Randomized controlled trials of aprotinin in cardiac surgery:
could clinical equipoise have stopped the bleeding? D. Fergusson, K.
C. Glass, B. Hutton, S. Shapiro. Clin Trials 2005: 2(3); 218-29;
Department of Primary Health Care &
Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Oxford