The Role of Librarians in Evidence Based Medicine ( EBM )

There’s a fascinating discussion starting up on hifa2015 ( Health Information For All by 2015 ) on whether medical librarians and information providers are ” put in an awkward position ” by Evidence Based Medicine ” ( systematic reviews, etc. ), or whether they are , on the contrary , empowered by it.

This follows – and refers to- a recent correspondence on hifa2015 as to whether EBM is all it’s cracked up to be.

What do you think ? Of course, in the first instance, if you want to join in the debate you must email HIFA2015@dgroups.org but maybe afterwards tell me if you’d like to post something on Phi’s blog as well.

Link to hifa2015 website.

Nigel Palmer             Phi             nigepal@hotmail.com

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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