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.
1. Evidence Based Medicine: A Method, Collaboration, Movement or Crusade? 2. Evidence, Effectiveness and Ethics: Cochrane's Legacy3. Evidence Based Nursing: Must or Mantra?4. Evidence Based Health Economics: Answers in Search of Questions?5. Evidence Based Medicine: Objectives and Values6. 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 Medicine9. RCT in Drug Policies - Can the Best be an Enemy of the Good?10. EBM and International Health: Good, but not Good Enough11. EBM and Clinical Practice: Does it Work?