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"Evidence-debased medicine" and the integrity of the medical profession.

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Title:
"Evidence-debased medicine" and the integrity of the medical profession.
Authors:
Elliott RL
Journal:
J Clin Ethics
Publication date:
2011
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
First page:
71
Last page:
3
ISSN:
1046-7890
Link to pubmed:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21595357
Publication type:
Journal
Abstract
Patients trust physicians to prescribe based on their fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their patients, and physicians prescribe based on confidence in research data and clinical guidelines. Recent reports erode confidence in evidence-based medicine. Through self-regulation and a willingness to change, the medical profession can assert its status as a profession distinct from outside influence, serving one interest: the healthcare of patients and the public.
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"Evidence-debased medicine" and the integrity of the medical profession. Elliott RL. J Clin Ethics 2011; 22(1):71-3.

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