Reconstituting populations through evidence-based medicine: an ethnographic account of recommending procedures for diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice guidelines.

@article{Rock2005ReconstitutingPT,
  title={Reconstituting populations through evidence-based medicine: an ethnographic account of recommending procedures for diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice guidelines.},
  author={Melanie J Rock},
  journal={Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={241-66}
}
This ethnographic investigation responds to calls for more social science research on -- versus for or against -- evidence-based medicine (EBM). It centers on the recommendations endorsed, in a set of clinical practice guidelines, by Canadian specialists in the late 1990s for diagnosing diabetes. Empirically, the article mainly relies on public presentations and discussion at the Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conferences (1997-2001), supplemented by findings from documentary… CONTINUE READING