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Author Concato, John
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Cohort studies ♦ case control studies ♦ clinical trials ♦ evidence-based medicine ♦ bias ♦ Neurosciences ♦ Neurology ♦ Neurosurgery ♦ Neurobiology
Abstract The tenets of evidence-based medicine include an emphasis on hierarchies of research design (i.e., study architecture). Often, a single randomized, controlled trial is considered to provide “truth,” whereas results from any observational study are viewed with suspicion. This paper describes information that contradicts and discourages such a rigid approach to evaluating the quality of research design. Unless a more balanced strategy evolves, new claims of methodological authority may be just as problematic as the traditional claims of medical authority that have been criticized by proponents of evidence-based medicine.
ISSN 15455343
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-01-01
Publisher Institution American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
Publisher Place New York
Journal NeuroRX
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 3
Page Count 7
Starting Page 341
Ending Page 347


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