Journal clubs - knowledge sufficient for critical appraisal of the literature?

Show simple item record Rheeder, Paul Van Zyl, Danie G. Webb, Elize M. Worku, Zeleke 2007-07-26T12:48:50Z 2007-07-26T12:48:50Z 2007-03
dc.description.abstract Sir James Paget, reflecting on his experiences at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London during 1835 - 1854, noted: ‘Some of the self-select of the pupils, making themselves into a kind of club, had a small room over a baker’s shop near the Hospital’s gate where we could sit and read the journals’. Sir William Osler started his journal club at McGill University, Montreal, more than 100 years ago in 1875. Journal clubs operate in all health science faculties in South Africa. They provide a unique opportunity not only to highlight the latest research but also to teach the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine. Critical appraisal of the literature requires the reader to be familiar with the rules of validity as well as the interpretation of research results. The three historical goals of a journal club should be to ‘keep up’ with the literature, to improve clinical practice, and to promote critical reading skills. en
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dc.identifier.citation Rheeder, P, Van Zyl, D, Webb, E & Worku, Z 2007, 'Journal clubs - knowledge sufficient for critical appraisal of the literature?', South African Medical Journal, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 177-178. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2469
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Medical Association en
dc.rights South African Medical Association en
dc.subject Knowledge scores en
dc.subject Journal club curriculum en
dc.subject Medical literature en
dc.subject Critical appraisal en
dc.subject Journal clubs en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical literature -- Criticism -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Evidence-based medicine -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Systematic reviews (Medical research) -- South Africa
dc.title Journal clubs - knowledge sufficient for critical appraisal of the literature? en
dc.type Article en

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