Supporting clinicians in informed decision making

Although there has been much emphasis on evidence-based medicine over the last decade, it is impossible for clinicians to keep abreast of all the latest research evidence and incorporate it into their daily practice. It has been estimated that about 560,000 new articles are published every year and 20,000 new randomised trials are registered. That’s equivalent to 1500 new articles per day and 55 new trials.

Our work has shown that most clinicians make evidence-based decisions in a collaborative fashion with their patients but they need good quality tools to help facilitate this. A number of our projects aim to help make this a reality and several of them are highlighted on this website for those who might be interested.