Well informed uncertainties about the effects of treatment

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7446.1018 (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1018

“Evidence based” must not equal “judgment free”

  1. John R Kemm, public health physician (Kemm.cm-jr@tiscali.co.uk)
  1. Birmingham B38 8DF

    EDITOR—“Evidence based medicine” and “evidence based policy” have done much to improve decision making. However, it is refreshing to see Chalmers reject the abuse that suggests these can simply be used to identify a “best practice” that should always be followed.1

    The typical “evidence based” review …

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