Evid Based Nurs 8:39 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.2.39
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bmjupdates+, a new FREE service for evidence-based clinical practice

  1. R Brian Haynes, PhD, MD
  1. McMaster University
 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      The BMJ Publishing Group and the Health Information Research Unit at McMaster University are pleased to announce a new, advanced information service to support clinical practitioners to keep up to date and to find current best evidence for practice. The service, bmjupdates+ (, has this goal: toprovide clinical practitioners with the best new evidence concerning important advances in health care, exactly tailored to their interests.

      For a typical clinician aiming to keep up with the most important “need to know” studies and reviews, bmjupdates+ uses a 2 step process (see figure below) to shrink about 50 000 articles per year in >100 clinical journals to the most important 1–2 articles per month, a “noise reduction” of over …

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