Clinical autonomy, individual and collective: the problem of changing doctors' behaviour.

@article{Armstrong2002ClinicalAI,
  title={Clinical autonomy, individual and collective: the problem of changing doctors' behaviour.},
  author={David Armstrong},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1771-7}
}
Evidence-based medicine enables the profession to resist at least some of the challenges to its traditional autonomy: if informed doctors provide what is scientifically proven to be the best care there is less justification for external constraints. Yet, this defensive strategy depends on enforcing a new discipline within the profession such that individual… CONTINUE READING