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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 48 (2006) 1, 53 - 57

Short report

'Evidence-based medicine' in the Dutch and Flemish psychiatric, psychological and psychotherapeutic specialist literature: widely used?

I. Nijs, K. Hannes, B. Aertgeerts, G. Pieters

The expression 'evidence-based medicine' was first used in medical journals in the 1990's. Recent research has shown that the expression appears very frequently in international medical publications. Until recently, however, there were no research data concerning the frequency with which the expression is used in the titles and summaries in Dutch and Flemish specialist journals in the field of psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy. In our systematic review of the Dutch and Flemish specialist medical literature published between 1990 and 2003 we found that the use of the expression increased markedly as from 1997.

keywords evidence-based medicine, medical literature, psychiatry