Evidence-based medicine--a four-letter word?


This post courtesy of Anne Taylor-Vaisey: From the July 2005 issue of The Journal of Family Practice:

Krist A. Evidence-based medicine: How it becomes a 4-letter word. JFP 2005; 54(7)

Inconclusive evidence should not be stated in absolute terms; it is more helpful to explicitly state the limits of what we know .

Making a decision under the rubric of EBM, when other variables are clearly playing a role, perpetuates the perception of its limited utility

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