TITLE

What makes evidence-based journal clubs succeed?

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Robert S.; Glasziou, Paul
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, pA-11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The structure of successful evidence-based journal clubs varies. Commonly, the clubs run in a cycle. The clubs of "ACP Journal Club," run over the same 2-session cycle. The cycle may be weekly, but other time frames are possible. The last 10 to 15 minutes of the session are spent discussing participants' real clinical problems and defining the structured clinical questions that would help address these problems. A process of moderated "voting" on the questions selects the most popular ones, and then someone is assigned the literature search as homework. The first 45 minutes of the next session are spent appraising and applying the studies felt to represent the best answers to the questions raised in the previous session. If there is a wide range of studies, the work may be spread across several sessions.
ACCESSION #
13221812

 

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