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Evidence-based medicine in its place
  1. Cora Cole

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    Edited by Kristiansen IS, Mooney G. Published by Routledge, London, 2006, pp 168, £18.99. ISBN 0-415-39462-7

    This book is a treasure chest of evidence gems. Each chapter offers a contextual gem that is appropriate for both front-line public health practitioners and decision-makers.

    According to the authors, the purpose of the book is to provide “a comprehensive set of analysis and critiques of EBM,” which it does well. It successfully links the clinical beginnings of EBM to better healthcare practice, policy-making and decision-making. Also, by offering a discussion on decision analysis (DA), it offers the reader an alternative and more applicable decision-making philosophy. The important difference presented between EBM and DA may be the …

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