From research evidence to context: The challenge of individualizing care

Weiner, Saul J.
November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, pA-11
Academic Journal
The article discusses the challenges of individualizing care starting from research evidence to context thereof. When strong research evidence supports a low-risk intervention that is easy to implement, the practice of medicine may seem straightforward. However, challenges abound as the possibility of harm increases, the evidence for efficacy diminishes, or the steps to implementation become more complex. The challenge is to ascertain what may be clinically relevant from the particulars of a patient's life.


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