Evidence based medicine is defined as the conscientious explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. This superb collection takes a critical view of this concept and examines the economic implications of its imposition.
Table of Contents
1. Evidence Based Medicine: A Method, Collaboration, Movement or Crusade? 2. Evidence, Effectiveness and Ethics: Cochrane's Legacy 3. Evidence Based Nursing: Must or Mantra? 4. Evidence Based Health Economics: Answers in Search of Questions? 5. Evidence Based Medicine: Objectives and Values 6. Randomised Clinical Trials in Assessing Inferences about Casuality and Aetiology. 7. Number Needed to Treat - Number Needed to Cheat? 8. Decision Analysis, EBM and Medical Education: A Case Study in the Diffusion of Innovation within Academic Medicine 9. RCT in Drug Policies - Can the Best be an Enemy of the Good? 10. EBM and International Health: Good, but not Good Enough 11. EBM and Clinical Practice: Does it Work?
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen is Professor at the Institute of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, and University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Gavin Mooney is Professor of Health Economics at Curtin University, Australia and Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark and at Cape Town University, South Africa.