December 5, 2020

Evidence-Based Medicine – Necessary but not Sufficient

The passionate proponents of the idea that the public should be “protected” from any kind of healthcare approach that has not been, or cannot practically be, evidenced by RCTs or similar statistical methods, i.e. does not fall into within the usual understanding of the term “evidence-based medicine”, seem to be rather short-sighted. It can be convincingly argued that in public policy, robust evidence of effectiveness for large groups needs to be at the heart of prescribing guidelines, especially if treatments are publicly-funded. However, that is a very different thing from justifying eradication or harassment of practices that do not, or

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