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Evidence-based medicine
  1. Lloyd Reeve-Johnson
  1. Translational Research Institute and the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia, e-mail:

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IN his viewpoint article (VR, August 15, 2015, vol 177, pp 181-182), David Mills has done well to highlight major pitfalls in the trend we call ‘evidence-based medicine’. The glib title and convenient ideal that all medical decisions should be based on an existing body of evidence is naive and simplistic, yet promoted strongly by academics in both professions.

Dr Mills contends that EBVM probably has more limitations than EBM in humans. I would not …

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