“There is no evidence to suggest…”

20131203_114208_1While checking in journals for the week, I stumbled on a thought-provoking opinion piece in the Nov. 27 JAMA issue. It’s on the need for clarity with evidence-based medicine statements: those hypotheses and declarations that we see in article abstracts, summaries, and findings.  The author critiques use of the phrase There is no evidence to suggest. It’s about a 5 minute read, which I recommend, and if you have any thoughts to add, feel free to share.

Find the full article in our current journals onsite, or online through the library website.

Braithwaite R. EBM’s Six Dangerous Words. JAMA. 2013;310(20):2149-2150. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281996.

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