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Autumn 2010, Vol. 18 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2010) 18, 132-136


Review Article

An evidence based consultation in primary care dermatology: illustration with case management of atopic dermatitis

WY Lai 黎永耀, LY Chong 莊禮賢, KK Lo 盧乾剛

Abstract
We make clinical decisions everyday. However, it is not uncommon to encounter difficulties in answering questions raised by our patients, particularly in the primary care setting. How can we solve these problems? In this article, the concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM) will be demonstrated through some interesting dermatology questions from our patients. Emphasis will be placed on how to select the most appropriate study designs, how to critically appraise a paper rapidly and how to apply the evidence.