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David Sackett

David Sackett (born November 17, 1934) is a Canadian medical doctor and a pioneer in evidence-based medicine.[1][2] He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University, and the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine [1]. He well known for his textbook Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical Medicine.



Sackett obtained his medical degree at the University of Illinois, has a Doctor of Science from the University of Bern and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard University.[3]


  • Haynes RB, Sackett DL, Guyatt GH, Tugwell P. Clinical Epidemiology: How to Do Clinical Practice Research, 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2005.

See also


  1. ^ White B (2004). "Making evidence-based medicine doable in everyday practice.". Fam Pract Manag 11 (2): 51-8. PMID 15011482. Free Full Text.
  2. ^ (1992) "Evidence-based medicine. A new approach to teaching the practice of medicine. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group.". JAMA 268 (17): 2420-5. PMID 1404801.
  3. ^ David Sackett. Available at: Accessed on: November 14, 2006.
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