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What is evidence-based medicine?

Evidence based medicine has been the buzz-word for doctors who have been trained in the last 15-20 years. It's an exciting, attractive concept: weigh the evidence in favor of a certain intervention in a certain disease by looking at all the highest quality studies, then rate the evidence in support of the intervention.

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