The need for a rationalist turn in evidence-based medicine.
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
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Kelly, M. (2018). The need for a rationalist turn in evidence-based medicine.. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 24 (5), 1158-1165. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12974
When Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) became established, its dominant rhetoric was empiricist, in spite of rationalist elements in its practice. Exploring some of the key statements about EBM down the years, the paper examines the tensions between empiricism and rationalism and argues for a rationalist turn in EBM to help to develop the next generation of scholarship in the field.
Rationalization, Evidence-Based Medicine, Fellowships and Scholarships, Empiricism, Advisory Committees, Practice Guidelines as Topic
The work was supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant number AH/M005917/1) (‘Evaluating Evidence in Medicine’).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12974
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