Paper of the week: 15.06.18

Muir Gray’s paper of the week: Redefining the ‘E’ in EBM

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Reference: Redefining the ‘E’ in EBM. Tom Jefferson, Lars Jørgensen 10.1136/bmjebm-2018-110918

Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper

Evidence of distortion in the results of research is now overwhelming, and it mainly comes from studies comparing journal articles with other sources of information……

So, should we ignore evidence from journal articles? If steps are not taken urgently to address the situation, then ‘probably’ would be our answer.

Implications for value improvement

Be very very cautious about any claim that an in intervention will increase value based on a single journal article