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  • Towards Evidence Based Research

    Iain Chalmers , Hans Lund, Klara Brunnhuber, Carsten Juhl, Karen Robinson, Marlies Leenaars, Bertil F Dorch, Gro Jamtvedt, Monica W Nortvedt, Robin Christensen Evaluation

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    • Journal Title: the BMJ
    • Publication Date: 2016

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5440