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Evidence-based medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17044817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become a watchword for "the new" medical practice in the new century. Whether it represents a paradigm shift or simply a codification of the scientific method in medicine will be debated for years to come. Regardless of the place of EBM in medicine, this "movement" has served an important role in moving physician practice into the realm of becoming more scientific (albeit empirical) and transparent. There are still many problems to be addressed in the global application of the best evidence for medical practice. These include low-quality studies, delays in implementation of clear-cut improvements, outright fraud and deceit, and wariness on the part of physicians to change their practice. By working to understand the underpinnings of EBM (basic statistical concepts and critical thinking) we can advance the practice of medicine along the moral high road of science.
Authors:
Dan Mayer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  47 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0013-9580     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-04-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Delivery of Health Care / methods,  standards
Diffusion of Innovation
Evidence-Based Medicine* / methods,  trends
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Humans
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Physician's Practice Patterns / standards,  trends
Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards
Professional Practice / standards,  trends*
Research / standards

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