Is science the answer?

Keane, M and Berg, C 2017, 'Is science the answer?', British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol. 119, no. 6, pp. 1081-1084.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Is science the answer?
Author(s) Keane, M
Berg, C
Year 2017
Journal name British Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume number 119
Issue number 6
Start page 1081
End page 1084
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Nearly ten years ago, Tobin described the irony that evidence-based medicine (EBM) lacks a sound scientific basis. A sentinel paper concluded that most results of medical research were false, and now the same author, a well-lauded EBM proponent, argues that even if true, most clinical research is not useful and now concedes that EBM has been 'hijacked' by 'vested interests' including industry and researchers. The community expends vast resources on research, yet it has been estimated that there is an 85% 'waste in the production and reporting of research evidence'. Should we continue with the same paradigm and expect better results? In this counterpoint, we argue 'no'
Subject Anaesthesiology
Economic Theory not elsewhere classified
Epistemology
Keyword(s) evidence-based medicine
economics
anaesthesia
DOI - identifier 10.1093/bja/aex334
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ISSN 1471-6771
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