Epitaph for the EBM in action series

Christopher B Del Mar and Jeremy N Anderson
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05352.x
Published online: 2 June 2003

This issue of the Journal (page 575) features the last article of the EBM in action series,1 conceived to show how clinicians can effectively look for the best available evidence to answer clinical questions. In the current medical climate, clinicians clearly need systems to obtain the best available evidence, and the responsibility for creating these systems falls on both individual clinicians and the organisations for which they work.2 The EBM in action series was based on services that delegate the responsibility of individual clinicians to others. Some prefer this sort of service.3 But these services are few, and expensive. So what is the duty of clinicians to find evidence?

  • Christopher B Del Mar1
  • Jeremy N Anderson2

  • 0 Centre for General Practice, School of Population Health, University of Queensland Medical School, Herston, QLD.
  • 1 Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, VIC.



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