Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Philip K. Wilson

  • Weighing medical evidence on a historical scale

    Philip WilsonPennsylvania, United States In 1992, a clinical discipline emerged under the name Evidence-based Medicine (EBM). Now well-known, EBM refers to the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” (Sackett). Clinical expertise is combined with newly supported biomedical evidence obtained through systematic literature searches…