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What Evidence in Evidence‐Based Medicine?
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 69, No. S3 (September 2002), pp. S316-S330
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/341855
Page Count: 15
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Abstract Evidence‐Based Medicine is a relatively new movement that seeks to put clinical medicine on a firmer scientific footing. I take it as uncontroversial that medical practice should be based on best evidence—the interesting questions concern the details. This paper tries to move towards a coherent and unified account of best evidence in medicine, by exploring in particular the EBM position on RCTs (randomized controlled trials).
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