The Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología and medical education in evidence-based medicine

  • Hernando Gaitán D.


it is proposed that a series of articles dealing with medical education should be published in the present issue of the Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología, and those that follow, with the aim of preparing our readers in understanding basic concepts, interpreting and applying the most used epidemiological estimators in evidence-based medicine (MBE).

Some colleagues consider that using MBE is inconvenient, since it does not recognise experience as a source of knowledge, that its complexity requires a solid knowledge of clinical epidemiology for correctly interpreting and applying it, that it has complicated current medicinal practice and that it has increased costs.1


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Hernando Gaitán D.


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Gaitán D. H. The Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología and medical education in evidence-based medicine. Rev. Colomb. Obstet. Ginecol. [Internet]. 20 de enero de 2009 [citado 16 de septiembre de 2019];60(4):318-9. Disponible en: