Evidence-Based Medicine Case Studies

January 2005
Health Affairs;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
This article focuses on evidence-based medicine. Clinical trials for evidence-based medicine (EBM) can stop traditional therapies dead in their tracks; likewise, they can introduce new drugs and procedures to medical practice. Findings from previous studies have spurred the EBM community to promote clinical trials, particularly randomized controlled trials (RCTs), for the introduction of new drugs, techniques and devices. These studies have also shown that even the best-intentioned, most rigorously conducted RCTs are not immune from politics, economics or ambiguities of science.


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