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Book and Multimedia Reviews
January 2002

Users' Guide to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

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Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
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Seattle, WA 98122

edited by Gordon Guyatt and Drummond Rennie, 736 pp (with CD-ROM), $59.95, ISBN 1-57947-174-9, Chicago, Ill, AMA Press, 2002.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(1):56. doi:

edited by Gordon Guyatt and Drummond Rennie, 736 pp (with CD-ROM), $59.95, ISBN 1-57947-174-9, Chicago, Ill, AMA Press, 2002.

Gordon Guyatt, MD, and Drummond Rennie, MD, have not only edited a new book but provided physicians tools to practice better medicine:

Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM) is about solving clinical problems. In 1992 we described EBM as a shift in medical paradigms. In contrast to the traditional paradigm of medical practice, EBM acknowledges that intuition, unsystematic clinical experience, and pathophysiologic reasoning are insufficient grounds for clinical decision making; and it stresses the examination of evidence from clinical research.

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