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Viva la Evidence

Viva la Evidence

Viva La Evidence

This is an amazing evidence based medicine (EBM) parody of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. It was done by James McCormack and available on YouTube.  Click on the link and sign along. The lyrics are listed below. What a great way of using social media for knowledge translation/dissemination.

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 5.01.13 PMA myth exists that EBM is only concerned about the literature and limits choice. In fact, EBM is about increasing patient choice not decreasing choice. It considers the patients values/needs, the health care providers knowledge/skills/experience and the relevant published literature. It is where these three things overlap that you get evidence based medicine.

CREDITS:

LYRICS:

I used to view the world
As a place where I gave the word
It had the feeling of eminence
But then along came evidence

I used to give advice
See disarray in my patient’s eyes
I listened to the companies sing
“Now the old drug is dead! We got a new thing!”

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my practice stands
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear the evidence bells a ringing
Systematic reviews are singing
Clinical evidence is the maxim
NNTs are now my passion

For some reason I can’t explain
Clinical studies are in my brain
Always an honest word
Now it’s how I view the world

The beauty of forest plots
Who knew they were more than dots
Confidence intervals show the light
I can figure out wrong from right

Relative numbers they can wait
I want absolute numbers on my plate
Values and preference
Really make all the difference

I hear the evidence bells a ringing
Systematic reviews are singing
Clinical evidence is the maxim
NNTs are now my passion

For some reason I can’t explain
Clinical studies are in my brain
Always an honest word
Now it’s how I view the world

I hear the evidence bells a ringing
Systematic reviews are singing
Clinical evidence is the maxim
NNTs are now my passion

For some reason I can’t explain
Clinical studies are in my brain
Always an honest word
Now it’s how I view the world

Copyright Issues
1. The original song is Viva La Vida by Coldplay — great song
2. In Canada we have a law that states the use of copyrighted material as part of “Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright”
3. The use is solely for non-commercial purposes
4. The use is solely for the purposes of education – promoting the concepts of evidence-based medicine to healthcare providers and patients
5. It is parody as it equates the original “religiousness” of the song to medications and evidence in medical practice
6. Written permission from the Karaoke (the background music) people to use their content was obtained http://www.karaoke-version.com/custom…
7. Substantive transformative changes have been made – new lyrics and vocals
8. Where needed/possible (paid or free) copyright for the images and videos used has been obtained