EBM library: Systematic reviews to support humanitarian medicine

The EBM library signposts some essential reading for the practice of Evidence Based Medicine. In this part of the library we highlight the role of systematic reviews in humanitarian medicine. Systematic reviews have made significant contributions to the pool of best available evidence in healthcare. In a previous post, we explored the importance of systematic … More EBM library: Systematic reviews to support humanitarian medicine

EBM library: Systematic reviews in policymaking – part 2

The EBM library signposts some essential reading for the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this part of the library, we highlight papers that reflect the role of systematic reviews in policymaking. In part 1 of this series two papers highlighted why systematic reviews are important in policymaking, and some challenges this may bring. In this second part, we … More EBM library: Systematic reviews in policymaking – part 2

EBM Library – Systematic reviews in policymaking: part 1

The EBM library signposts some essential reading for the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine. In this part of the library, we highlight papers that reflect the role of systematic reviews in policymaking. One of the purposes of conducting systematic reviews is to provide accessible evidence to inform clinical decisions. In healthcare, they may target patients, clinicians, … More EBM Library – Systematic reviews in policymaking: part 1

NHS spending review: give with one hand….

This week the chancellor George Osborne delivered his Governments spending review. For many, eyes were firmly fixed on matters related to the NHS. The first priority of this government is the first priority of the British people – our National Health Service. he said in his speech. Faced with £22 billion worth of efficiency savings, … More NHS spending review: give with one hand….