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

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

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Evidence-based medicine—does it apply to my particular patient?
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Louis R. Caplan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020302

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 26 June 2017

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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