Clinical Epidemiology in China series. Paper 1: Evidence-based medicine in China: an oral history study

1630414740320.jpgRecently, a series of articles from Chinese scholars have been published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, including: 

l  “Paper 1: Evidence-based medicine in China: an oral history study”.

l  “Paper 2: Promoting GRADE at the national level: the experience from China”.

l  “Paper 3: The methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published by China' researchers in English-language is higher than those published in Chinese-language”.

l  “Paper 4: The reporting and methodological quality of Chinese clinical practice guidelines published between 2014 and 2018: A systematic review”.


The key findings of the first study ( in the series are as follows:

l  After the introduction of EBM in China in the mid-1990s, more than 20 EBM centres have been established. 

l  According to the interviewees, Gordon Guyatt, David Sackett and Iain Chalmers are the international experts whoplayed the most important role in the development of EBM in China. 

l  China has contributed to EBM on the international level by conducting systematic reviews, developing reporting checklists, and introducing the principles of EBM into Traditional Medicine. 

l  The Chinese Cochrane Centre and theEBM Centre of Lanzhou University were ranked the top two EBM Centres in China by the interviewees.