EBM & research methods
A key theme of primary care research in Oxford
The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care through conferences, workshops and evidence-based medicine (EBM) tools so that doctors, clinicians, teachers, and others interested in learning about EBM can maintain the highest standards of medicine.
Our popular courses range from one-day introductory workshops on EBM in practice, to a five-day residential programme - providing each delegate with the knowledge and confidence to practice EBM in their own environment. Researchers within our research methods and EBM theme also lead and contribute to our professional development programme in evidence-based healthcare, which is delivered in partnership with the Department of Continuing Education.
Our team of medical statisticians, systematic reviews, methodologists and health economists are involved in a variety of research programmes across the department. Our statisticians also have their own research programmes and contribute to the department's many teaching activities at all levels. Using a wide range of expertise, they develop innovative methods of analysis and monitoring in primary and secondary research, including diabetes, oral anticoagulation therapy, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Currently the group is focused on work to develop more effective ways to monitor patients with chronic kidney disease or chronic heart failure in primary care.