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 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   


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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