Fundamental shortcomings of evidence-based medicine.

  title={Fundamental shortcomings of evidence-based medicine.},
  author={Govert Valkenburg and Hans Achterhuis and Andr{\'e} H. J. Nijhof},
  journal={Journal of health organization and management},
  volume={17 6},
The development of any scientific theory has a certain logic. Bruno Latour formulated a theory, describing the development of science and technology. Outcomes of science are not guided by nature or "the truth", but by a complex negotiation. It starts with ideas, which follow paths of publications and assessment. Then they are either rejected or accepted. Analysing the development of evidence-based medicine with Latour's theory, we find two fundamental problems. First, EBM tends to standardise… CONTINUE READING

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