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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
 

ISBN-10: 0520243161

ISBN-13: 9780520243163

Pub. Date: 05/11/2005

Publisher: University of California Press


Patient management is the central clinical task of medical care. Until the 1970s, there was no generally accepted method of ensuring a scientific, critical approach to clinical decision making. And while traditional clinical authority was under attack, there was increasing concern about the way in which doctors made decisions about patient care. In this book,

Overview


Patient management is the central clinical task of medical care. Until the 1970s, there was no generally accepted method of ensuring a scientific, critical approach to clinical decision making. And while traditional clinical authority was under attack, there was increasing concern about the way in which doctors made decisions about patient care. In this book, Jeanne Daly traces the origins, essential features, and achievements of evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology over the past few decades. Drawing largely on interviews with key players, she offers unique insights into the ways that practitioners of evidence-based medicine set out to generate scientific knowledge about patient care and how, in the process, they reshaped the way medicine is practiced and administered.

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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