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Most clinicians understand the advantages of basing their practice on the best available evidence, but sometimes doubts are voiced about the feasibility of applying the strategies of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in everyday clinical practice. This article describes one strategy for beginning to use EBM in 'real-time' which could already be used by the majority of clinicians. The rapid developments in clinical informatics are likely to enhance the feasibility and value of this strategy.

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Journal article


Psychiatric Bulletin

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390 - 393