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Evidence based medicine: does it make a difference?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:92

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  1. Benjamin Druss, Rosalynn Carter chair in mental health (
  1. Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

EDITOR—The term “evidence based medicine” entered the scientific lexicon only a little more than a decade ago.1 What caused its remarkable spread, and what are the implications of its broad and rapid diffusion?

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The team that coined the term at first considered using the phrase “scientific medicine” but rejected it because it implied that other approaches were …

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