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Medicine, practice and guidelines: the uneasy juncture of science and art.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7782795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While physicians are often portrayed as scientists, the defining character of medical practice is its being both science and art. Indeed, despite drawing on the ever-expanding knowledge base and range of therapies, medical practice remains fundamentally an interpersonal experience, drawing on the dynamic and rich interaction between practitioner and patient. With the goal of situating clinical practice guidelines in a broader context, we briefly explore models of medicine and the nature of clinical practice. The implications of these for guideline development and implementation are then examined as we present guidelines as an opportunity for enhancing medical practice and increasing both patient and practitioner satisfaction.
R N Battista; M J Hodge; P Vineis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical epidemiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0895-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-18     Completed Date:  1995-07-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801383     Medline TA:  J Clin Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Philosophy, Medical
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Physician-Patient Relations
Practice Guidelines as Topic*

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