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Aims: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an approach to clinical care based on the claim that the appropriateness of clinical interventions should be justified by the existence of high quality evidence for the effectiveness of the intervention rather than on other grounds, such as the authority of the clinician, tradition, or politically motivated policy. EBM continues to have a significant impact on the development of medicine and more widely on healthcare practice; for example, it is a key motivating factor in the creation of the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). In Evidence-based to value-based medicine, Melissa Brown, Gary Brown, and Sanjay Sharma argue that the evidence base of EBM should be broadened to take into account the patient perceivedvalue of interventions. The authors argue that this will lead to a more sophisticated and accurate measure of the comparative worth of interventions to patients …
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