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‘Evidence’ based medicine: the need for a close look at the evidence

Yash Lokhandwala


Abstract

Ad-hocism is rife in the medical profession in India. We seem to keep abreast of current medical knowledge from the information received from medical representatives and from industry-sponsored conferences. There is no programme for continuing medical education worth its name. Very few doctors take the effort to regularly read textbooks and indexed medical journals. Obviously, medical representatives do the job of selling their products by the ‘Convince, corrupt and cancel’ methodology.

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