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Evidence Live, Oxford 25–26 March 2013
  1. Phil Wiffen

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The third Evidence Live conference, organised jointly by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the BMJ, was held in the 200-year-old University of Oxford Examination Schools. Run as a mixture of keynote sessions and seminars, it attracted several hundred people from around the world. There was an international line up of speakers which one meeting chair described as ‘Evidence royalty’!

The meeting opened with a presentation by Muir Gray on transforming healthcare. Muir, who always provides a new perspective on matters, talked about changing paradigms and the new paradigm of population healthcare. In his model there would be no more inpatients versus outpatients or even hospital pharmacists versus community pharmacists. Care would become patient centred with the healthcare team ensuring that patients were cared for in the best environment, be that in hospital or at home, with the involvement of the relevant …

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