8. Evidence-Based Medicine: What and Where is the Evidence?

  1. Ary L. Goldberger1,2 and
  2. Zachary D. Goldberger3

Published Online: 15 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118380697.ch8

Becoming a Consummate Clinician: What Every Student, House Officer, and Hospital Practitioner Needs to Know

Becoming a Consummate Clinician: What Every Student, House Officer, and Hospital Practitioner Needs to Know

How to Cite

Goldberger, A. L. and Goldberger, Z. D. (2012) Evidence-Based Medicine: What and Where is the Evidence?, in Becoming a Consummate Clinician: What Every Student, House Officer, and Hospital Practitioner Needs to Know, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118380697.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard Medical School and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Margret and H.A. Rey Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

Book Series:

  1. Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts

Book Series Editors:

  1. Scott A. Flanders and
  2. Sanjay Saint

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118011430

Online ISBN: 9781118380697

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Keywords:

  • evidence-based medicine, what and where the evidence is;
  • EBM practice, incorporated into guidelines;
  • EBM and multiple lifesaving or prolonging advances;
  • the need for looking at data critically;
  • RCTs, trade-off between statistical rigor/flexibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical Use of EBM

  • The Need to Look at Data Critically

  • A New Paradigm?

  • Limitations of RCTs

  • Evidence-Based Medicine and Medical Science: Final Caveats

  • Evidence-Based Medicine: Clinical Inertia and Exit Block Syndromes

  • Mini-Summary