The evidence that evidence-based medicine omits Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson According to current hierarchies of evidence for EBM, evidence of correlation (e.g., from RCTs) is always more important than evidence of mechanisms when evaluating and establishing causal claims. We argue that evidence of mechanisms needs to be treated alongside …
Presented at the Information and Autonomous Systems Research Group, University of the Basque Country.
UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project 2012 Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2012/mateh/ Evidence-based medicine is a relatively recent technique for supporting clinical decisions by the ‘conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence’ (Sackett et al. 1996. BMJ. 312: 71). This ‘best evidence’ usually has a very …