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November 5, 1997

Evidence-Based Medicine

Author Affiliations

Cornell University Medical College New York, NY

JAMA. 1997;278(17):1460-1461. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550170094048

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Physicians face an overwhelming deluge of new medical information. What should be read? What should be incorporated into practice? Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) brings "the best evidence from clinical and health care research to the bedside, to the surgery or clinic, and to the community" to help the busy physician.

The American College of Physicians and the BMJ Publishing Group jointly publish EBM, a new title based upon the successful ACP Journal Club. The earlier journal covered internla medicine, only wheres EBM expnds its coverge to include general and family practice, surgery, psychiatry, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology as well as internal medicine.

Each slim issue of 32 pages (blessedly devoid of pharmaceuticl ads) abstracts and comments on those original and review articles from the biomedicla literature "whose results are most likely to be both true and useful." EBM covers studies on treatment, prevention, diagnosis

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