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You cannot make informed choices without information

Andrew D. Oxman Department of Health Services Research Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Welfare Oslo Norway

DOI: 10.1080/16501960410023606


Informed choices require information that is relevant, valid and accessible. Systematic reviews of the effects of alternative strategies provide information that is essential but not sufficient for recommendations about how best to manage mild brain injury or other problems. Work such as that of the Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury make decisions easier and better informed. To achieve better outcomes the information derived from systematic reviews needs to be applied critically and well-informed, context specific recommendations must be effectively implemented.

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