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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1993 commentary on medical abstracts. Clinicians must read about 200 articles and seventy editorials each month to keep abreast of current literature in internal medicine. It has been estimated that doctors reading one article a day would be, at the end of one year, fifty-five centuries behind on his/her reading. Guidelines have been proposed to help doctors choose among relevant published articles with direct clinical applications.

Keywords:   medical articles, medical journals, medical abstracts, internal medicine

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