Evidence-based medicine: old French wine with a new Canadian label?

Rangachari, P. K.
May 1997
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1997, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p280
Academic Journal
The article criticizes the idea of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The term coined at the Medical School of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, is nowadays widely used to serve as a basis of clinical decisions. The controversy arose by the numerical analysis method of physician Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis on bloodletting is discussed. The legitimacy of the EBM used to justify clinical decisions is also discussed.


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