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Rethinking bias and truth in evidence‐based health care

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In modern philosophy, the concept of truth has been problematized from different angles, yet in evidence‐based health care (EBHC), it continues to operate hidden and almost undisputed through the linked concept of “bias.” To prevent unwarranted relativism and make better inferences in clinical practice, clinicians may benefit from a closer analysis of existing assumptions about truth, validity, and reality. In this paper, we give a brief overview of several important theories of truth, notab...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/jep.13010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Continuing Education
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7758-8493
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9455-110X
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ORCID:
0000-0002-4913-3897
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2369-8088
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Name:
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Funding agency for:
Greenhalgh, T
Grant:
BRC-1215-20008
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European Union
Grant:
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7‐PEOPLE‐2013‐COFUND), Grant/Award Number: 609020
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Journal:
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
5
Pages:
930-938
Publication date:
2018-08-06
Acceptance date:
2018-07-06
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EISSN:
1365-2753
ISSN:
1356-1294
Pmid:
30079500
Language:
English
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pubs:896602
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uuid:6b13e25b-b0cc-49af-8cf4-eb2f6ab52c5b
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896602
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2018-08-17

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