Evidence-based medicine meets the Times

A great post by David H. Newman (an ER doc) on their Health blog, Believing in Treatments That Don't Work.

A problem, though: occasionally, instead of practice not following evidence, the evidence lags clinical practice (there are clinical problems which haven't been studied yet, or at least not in the population the clinician is seeing), and then it's very difficult for the doctor to know what to do. Then he or she has to integrate different kinds of clinical evidence.

Evidence-based medicine is everything, but it's not the only thing...

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