The art and science of clinical knowledge: evidence beyond measures and numbers

  title={The art and science of clinical knowledge: evidence beyond measures and numbers},
  author={K. Malterud},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Malterud
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Medical doctors claim that their discipline is founded on scientific knowledge. Yet, although the ideas of evidence based medicine are widely accepted, clinical decisions and methods of patient care are based on much more than just the results of controlled experiments. Clinical knowledge consists of interpretive action and interaction-factors that involve communication, opinions, and experiences. The traditional quantitative research methods represent a confined access to clinical knowing… CONTINUE READING
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