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Medwave. 2014 Jul 15;14(6):e5997. doi: 10.5867/medwave.2014.06.5997.

[Quick evidence reviews using Epistemonikos: a thorough, friendly and current approach to evidence in health].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Programa de Salud Basada en Evidencia, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Departamento de Medicina Interna. Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; GRADE Working Group; The Cochrane Collaboration; Fundación Epistemonikos. Address: Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Lira 63, Santiago Centro, Chile. Email: radagabriel@epistemonikos.org.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Those who make decisions on healthcare should do so informed by the best scientific evidence at one’s disposal. During the last few years, it has become undeniable that identifying and synthesizing all scientific studies that respond a question constitutes an unapproachable challenge for a clinician. The quantity of information has increased excessively, some facts are not available, investigations are of either bad quality or even fraudulent, and the methods for achieving a combination and synthesis of all studies are each time more sophisticated. Moreover, if this inaccurate process is carried out, there exists a high risk of arriving at a biased conclusion.

PMID:
25365732
DOI:
10.5867/medwave.2014.06.5997
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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