Evidence in Medicine and Evidence-Based Medicine

  title={Evidence in Medicine and Evidence-Based Medicine},
  author={John Worrall},
It is surely obvious that medicine, like any other rational activity, must be based on evidence. The interest is in the details: how exactly are the general principles of the logic of evidence to be applied in medicine? Focussing on the development, and current claims of the ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’ movement, this article raises a number of difficulties with the rationales that have been supplied in particular for the ‘evidence hierarchy’ and for the very special role within that hierarchy of… CONTINUE READING