Learning from errors
Side effects of evidence-based medicine
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    Unexpected Untoward Effect of Evidence-Based Medicine

    Dear Editor

    The report by Fremault and Rodenstein1 is a significant contribution to our knowledge of the hazards posed by generalization rather than individualization of patient care. While there is no doubt that evidence- based medicine(EBM) has come to stay in health care services and that that the practice has helped to reduce cost of health care services by avoiding a waste of efforts and resources, complete adh...

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