Clinical intuition versus statistics: different modes of tacit knowledge in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.

@article{Braude2009ClinicalIV,
  title={Clinical intuition versus statistics: different modes of tacit knowledge in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.},
  author={Hillel David Braude},
  journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={181-98}
}
Despite its phenomenal success since its inception in the early nineteen-nineties, the evidence-based medicine movement has not succeeded in shaking off an epistemological critique derived from the experiential or tacit dimensions of clinical reasoning about particular individuals. This critique claims that the evidence-based medicine model does not take account of tacit knowing as developed by the philosopher Michael Polanyi. However, the epistemology of evidence-based medicine is premised on… CONTINUE READING
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