Claire McCarthy, M.D.: How Being Human Messes Up Medical Research
Some great thoughts on medical research
Sometimes, as I'm talking to patients and their families, I realize that I have no idea what I'm talking about. Really.
The big catchword in medicine these days is "evidence-based." We are supposed to make our decisions about diagnoses and treatments based on research studies; we shouldn't do anything unless there is "evidence" to back us up.