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Evidence based medicine is broken

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g22 (Published 03 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g22

Re: Evidence based medicine is broken

Scare-care is a poor substitute for healthcare. Healthcare experts who manufacture public hysteria about controversial issues, without acknowledging the legitimacy of opposing points of view, are not advancing public health. Healthcare is not monolithic, and there are legitimate questions about such sacred cows as vaccines, statins, tranquilizers, antidepressants, and global warming (climate change). Healthcare requires balance and fairness, not bias and fear.


Competing interests: None relevant.

06 January 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA