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Barbra Rosenberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
>Hi Medlibbers!  I need to find out information about *Bandolier*, a
>monthly journal produced by the Oxford Anglia NHS Region in the UK. It
>seems to provide summaries of journal articles published elsewhere,
>with a "consumer evaluation" slant to it.  I know that it is available
>both in print and on the Internet.  I'd like to know the following:
>
>o Is it well-respected?
>o Have you used it?  Do your physicians use it?
>o How popular is it?
>
 
As a journalist rather than a physician or medical librarian I don't
feel too confident about answering two of  these questions but
well-respected I would certainly say yes to. Its supported officially
by the NHS R&D directorate. We were sent a bound copy of the first
twenty issues which has an introduction by the, Director of R&D at the
UK Department of Health. He said it made a "significant contribution
to the NHS R&D programme".
 
Apparently the name Bandolier comes from the metaphor of a collection
of "bullet points" of evidence in evidence-based medicine. Perhaps
that gives you a flavour of how its organised.
 
The address to write to is
 
Bandolier
Pain Relief Unit
Churchill Hospital
Oxford
Fax: +44 (0)1865 226978
 
On the net its at  http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/Bandolier
 
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