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Has evidence-based medicine ever been modern? A Latour-inspired understanding of a changing EBM.

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Evidence-based health care (EBHC), previously evidence-based medicine (EBM), is considered by many to have modernized health care and brought it from an authority-based past to a more rationalist, scientific grounding. But recent concerns and criticisms pose serious challenges and urge us to look at the fundamentals of a changing EBHC. In this paper, we present French philosopher Bruno Latour's vision on modernity as a framework to discuss current changes in the discourse on EBHC/EBM. Drawing...

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10.1111/jep.12752

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Name:
Seventh Framework Programme
Grant:
609020
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice More from this journal
Publication date:
2017-05-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-23
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ISSN:
1356-1294 and 1365-2753
Language:
English
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pubs:695834
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uuid:6d202d17-016b-4ace-8bf4-ed94ad63dae2
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pubs:695834
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695834
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2017-06-10

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