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An incomplete and misleading reading of Archie Cochrane

Iain Chalmers, founding director of Cochrane UK, comments on a recent publication in which the authors claim that Cochrane's 1972 book 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' was the inspiration for both the Cochrane Collaboration and the Evidence-Based Medicine movement, and that neither movement has paid sufficient attention to Cochrane's reference to the importance of 'care' in health care.