Evidence-based psychiatric practice: doctrine or trap?

Berk,M and Janet,ML 1999, Evidence-based psychiatric practice: doctrine or trap?, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 149-152.

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Title Evidence-based psychiatric practice: doctrine or trap?
Author(s) Berk,MORCID iD for Berk,M orcid.org/0000-0002-5554-6946
Journal name Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 149
End page 152
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication England
Publication date 1999-05
ISSN 1356-1294
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Health Care Sciences & Services
Medical Informatics
Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
clinical practice
Summary Medical practice has rapidly shifted towards an 'evidence-based' approach. While there are acknowledged clear benefits to this, a number of pitfalls are frequently not appreciated. Perhaps the most important limitation is the extent to which the current body of data is inadequate for many common clinical decisions. Algorithms risk being developed, frequently by third parties, without acknowledgement of these limitations and with substantial implications for clinical independence and the quality of patient care. This paper discusses potential problems of the evidence-based approach and suggests possible guidelines for the management of clinical decisions given the limitations of data-based guidelines.
Language eng
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071313

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