Evidence based medicine

Evidence based medicine

The term “evidence based medicine” may sound strange to us. How can medicine be not based on evidence? Medicine is a whole field of studies, that’s why it always uses practical methods, that are based on the results of scientific researches. Despite the fact that we live in the era of the technological progress lots of doctors make pseudo scientific diagnoses. Sometimes different doctors diagnose different diseases for the same patient. In most cases the doctors rely on their own or other experts’ experience, but they could never guarantee 100% recovery. Not to mention the cases, when the course of treatment can actually end up in even worse complications.

New Approaches and Challenges

Today the concept of the “evidence based medicine” is getting more and more popular. According to one of its main principles one has to prove the advantage of the chosen treatment method before the actual treatment begins. It’s funny, but most of the medical drugs that we use for treatment do not correspond to the standards of the evidence based medicine.

To perceive the main principles of the evidence based medicine we need to understand that it is a method, rather than a science. Its concept originates in the placebo effect – when a patient is treated with drugs that don’t contain any active substances. It is proved that an average physiologically healthy person is 30% likely to get cured by this method. For some people this index can go up to 60%. Not every doctor can understand if the patient recovered due to the right treatment or by himself. The evidence based medicine is committed to compare treatment methods and define their efficiency. The development of the evidence based medicine can result in more effective drugs prescription and higher chances in health restoration.