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The promises and pitfalls of evidence-based medicine.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Jan-Feb; 24(1):18-28.HA

Abstract

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) aims to address the persistent problem of clinical practice variation with the help of various tools, including standardized practice guidelines. While advocates welcome the stronger scientific foundation of such guidelines, critics fear that they will lead to "cookbook medicine." Studies show, however, that few guidelines lead to consistent changes in provider behavior. The hopes, fears, and mixed record of EBM are rooted in the traditional professional perspective of the clinician as sole decisionmaker. Multifaceted implementation strategies that take the collaborative nature of medical work into consideration promise more effective changes in clinical practice.

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Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Timmermans@brandeis.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15647212

Citation

Timmermans, Stefan, and Aaron Mauck. "The Promises and Pitfalls of Evidence-based Medicine." Health Affairs (Project Hope), vol. 24, no. 1, 2005, pp. 18-28.
Timmermans S, Mauck A. The promises and pitfalls of evidence-based medicine. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005;24(1):18-28.
Timmermans, S., & Mauck, A. (2005). The promises and pitfalls of evidence-based medicine. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 24(1), 18-28.
Timmermans S, Mauck A. The Promises and Pitfalls of Evidence-based Medicine. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Jan-Feb;24(1):18-28. PubMed PMID: 15647212.
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