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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
June 2005

Evidence-Based MedicineDo We Use Guidelines or Mindlines?

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(6):773-774. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.6.773

Commentary on: Evidence-based guidelines or collectively constructed “mindlines?” ethnographic study of knowledge management in primary care.

Gabbay J, le May G

BMJ. 2004;329:1013.

Question:To what extent do primary care medical practitioners (physicians, nurses, support staff, trainees) actually use explicit research evidence in day-to-day practice; how are decisions regarding practice guidelines made at the collective and individual practice levels; and what sources of knowledge do practitioners most commonly use?

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