Journal Club #8

Journal Club #8 – Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:00-16:00 BST.

You can read a summary of the journal club.

Rebecca Gould

Chair: Rebecca Gould @drrebeccagould

Becky is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Cochrane Trainees Advisory Group. She is a ST4 Speciality Registrar in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) based in Oxford, and previously worked as a GP for two years in Devon. She has had an interest in evidence-based practice since medical school and is looking forward to supporting trainees, in both primary and secondary care, to become more involved in evidence-based practice. Read Becky's full biography.

Title: Evidence based medicine and COVID-19: navigating the infodemic

Background to the discussion

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant challenge for evidence based medicine.  How do we deal with the overwhelming amount of evidence being produced? How do we balance the need for high quality evidence against the desire to respond quickly in a rapidly changing environment?

The focus of this journal club was on the impact of COVID-19 on evidence based medicine. Using this article on Ibuprofen and COVID-19, published in the BMJ as a starting point, the trainees explored how evidence-based medicine has changed during the pandemic, the challenges facing trainees, and how organisations such as Cochrane are developing resources to help. 

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