Tag Archive: Evidence-Based Medicine

Jul 13

Choosing the Best Therapy

Why do doctors choose the drugs they prescribe or the procedures they use (like laparoscopic surgery)? Why do you sometimes hear that medical experts have changed their minds about a therapy? You may have heard that a new review suggests that risk of a brain bleed outweighs any heart benefit that a daily low-dose aspirin …

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Jan 30

Medical practice and surgery do not stand still for long

Modern practice means that there are constant demands for learning new material or using new technology. Today’s doctors should base their decisions on objective evidence rather than on past practice or what was taught in medical school years ago. But “new” is not always “better,” and how do surgeons and doctors decide? Good physicians practice …

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