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Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

William A. Silverman and David L. Sackett

Abstract

The chapters in this book focus on problems ignored. This book is a collection of critical and controversial chapters on intractable ethical issues and evidence-based problems in modern medicine. Although it is impossible to prevent all missteps in medicine, the book argues, a hedging strategy using concurrent controls when new therapies are introduced always reduces the number of patients killed or injured. It is dangerous to use treatments widely, it warns, before they are subject to rigorous comparative trials. Additionally, the book points out, questions have emerged about how to wield med ... More

Keywords: problems, hedging strategy, concurrent controls, new therapies, comparative trials, knowing, doing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William A. Silverman, author
Columbia University

David L. Sackett, contributor
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

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