Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research: Both are Needed, Neither is Perfect
Over the past 25 years, evidence based medicine (EBM), defined as individual clinical expertise, best research evidence, and patient values and circumstances, has reshaped medical practice. EBM, however, is not perfect, and the concept is evolving in response to its critics.
During her presentation, Prof. Hania Szajewska pointed out that much of clinical research is poorly designed, conducted, analyzed, and/or reported. Based on these, strategies for the development of high-quality research have been developed, and if strictly adhered to by all stakeholders, this should lead to more valid and trustworthy findings.