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<i>Archie’s scepticism</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0010
Archie’s scepticism

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This chapter presents a 1989 commentary on Archie Cochrane and his famous monography Effectiveness and Efficiency. Cochrane is known for his insights on doctors' fears about controls in clinical studies. Cochrane also said that ‘cure is rare while the need for care is widespread, and that the pursuit of cure at all costs may restrict the supply of care’.

Keywords: Archie Cochrane; medical practice; medical care; clinical studies; randomized trials

Chapter.  1551 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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