The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine

The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine

Author(s): Jeremy Howick

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011 03:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405196673

Online ISBN: 9781444342673

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342673

About this Book

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become a required element of clinical practice, but it is critical for the healthcare community to understand the ongoing controversy surrounding EBM. Seeking to address questions raised by critics, The Philosophy of Evidence-based Medicine challenges the over dependency of EBM on randomized controlled trials. This book also explores EBM methodology and its relationship with other approaches used in medicine.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Do Randomization, Double Masking, and Placebo Controls Rule out more Confounding Factors than their Alternatives?

  3. Part III: Examining the Paradox that Traditional Roles for Mechanistic Reasoning and Expert Judgment have been Up-Ended by EBM

  4. Part IV: Conclusions

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