Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Medicine and the Search for a Science of Clinical Care / Edition 1

by Jeanne Daly
     
 


“This book is an informative contribution to the education of future practioners during medical school and residency training. Daly tells the story of the evolution of EBM by recounting the intellectual contributions, spanning four decades, of individuals wishing to see the best available evidence about the management of clinical conditions incorporated into… See more details below

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“This book is an informative contribution to the education of future practioners during medical school and residency training. Daly tells the story of the evolution of EBM by recounting the intellectual contributions, spanning four decades, of individuals wishing to see the best available evidence about the management of clinical conditions incorporated into the practice of medicine.”—Michael Whitcomb, Senior VP and Director of Division of Medical Education at the Association of American Medical Colleges

“This book is an engaging account of the evolution of evidence-based medicine, and an incisive analysis of this approach to improving healthcare. Daly’s critique is a refreshing and scholarly contrast with the erection and demolition of straw men by many critics of EBM, as she poses important challenges to practitioners, policy makers, patients, researchers and others who wish to play their part in improving clinical care.”—Sir Iain Chalmers, Editor at the James Lind Library

"Daly's deep and wide examination reveals how bioscientific evidence has risen to fresh importance in clinical medical practice and health policy development in the past 30 years. Her account reveals why evidence-based medicine has pentrated into North America and U.K. medical practice and beyond. She uses her critical acuity as a social scientist to observe with warmth the Pilgrims who have blazed the EBM trail. This is the history of EBM that we needed."—Stephen R. Leeder, author of A Race Against Time

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243163
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/11/2005
Series:
California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Daniel M. Fox and Samuel L. Milbank
By Way of Background
Note on Method
1.
Introduction: Evidence, Science, and Certainty
2. Clinical Epidemiology: The Intellectual Heritage
3. The Discipline of Clinical Epidemiology
4. The Rise of Evidence-Based Medicine
5. An Appraisal, with Critique
6. The British
Intellectual Heritage
7. The Cochrane Collaboration
8. The Cochrane Collaboration in South Africa
9. Achievements and Limitations
10. The Continuing Search for a Science of Clinical Care
Bibliography

Index

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