EBM journal clubs in general practice

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Doust, J., Del Mar, C.B., Montgomery, B.D., Heal, C., Bidgood, R., Jeacoke, D., Bourke, G. and Spurling, G. (2008). EBM journal clubs in general practice. Australian family physician, 37(1), 54-56.

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Evidence based medicine (EBM) changes the way medicine is practised by integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence and patient values. In hospitals, clinicians can incorporate evidence into clinical decision making during ward rounds and team consultations. In general practice however, this can be more challenging; consultations are shorter (often with patients backed up waiting to be seen), clinical decision making is more solitary, and there is less access to library services. Searching for and using evidence during the consultation process is only rarely feasible. One solution is the establishment of EBM journal clubs.



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