Seven alternatives to evidence based medicine

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Seven alternatives to evidence based medicine

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Seven alternatives to evidence based medicine (1999)
https://www.bmj.com/content/319/7225/1618

short list:

Basis for clinical decisions
Evidence
Eminence
Vehemence
Eloquence (or elegance)
Providence
Diffidence
Nervousness
Confidence*

* Applies only to surgeons.
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jimmylegs wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:17 am Seven alternatives to evidence based medicine (1999)
https://www.bmj.com/content/319/7225/1618
Don't forget homeopathy, e.g., oscillococcinum is duck liver diluted by 10400. A while back there was a segment on my local NPR station discussing homeopathy. A representative from Boiron was testifying before Congress. She was asked about oscillococcinum. A congressional representative asked "...so this is made from duck liver, is it safe?" She said "Of course it's safe, there's nothing in it." At $1 per tablet, it must be a pretty good placebo.

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