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Evidence-based medicine—does it apply to my particular patient?

Louis R. Caplan

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020302

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Evidence-based medicine—does it apply to my particular patient?

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Proponents of evidence-based medicine (EBM) have established a clear, unambiguous requirement for what they consider credible evidence, the randomized controlled trial (RCT), and especially the systematic review of several RCTs. They propose that clinical practice should be dominated by adherence to the ‘evidence’ as they define it....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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