Improving the effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better science.

@article{Scott2012ImprovingTE,
  title={Improving the effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better science.},
  author={Ian A Scott and Paul Glasziou},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2012},
  volume={196 5},
  pages={304-8}
}
Effective clinical practice is predicated on valid and relevant clinical science - a commodity in increasingly short supply. The pre-eminent place of clinical research has become tainted by methodological shortcomings, commercial influences and neglect of the needs of patients and clinicians. Researchers need to be more proactive in evaluating clinical interventions in terms of patient-important benefit, wide applicability and comparative effectiveness, and in adopting study designs and… CONTINUE READING

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