The Truth about Evidence – Based Medicine (EBM)

There is no doubt that as practising doctors we need to be working with and aware of the latest best external evidence from research. However in my experience as a GP dealing with often quite complex problems  ’getting a patient better’ is not just about being up to speed with cutting edge science. More the art of a medical consultation and a beneficial and satisfying consultation is to do with listening skills, giving a patient time and exploring their values, beliefs and expectations.

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