Has scientific medicine and the EBM program failed?

Translated title of the contribution: Has scientific medicine and the EBM program failed?

Carlos Alva Díaz, Wilfor Aguirre Quispe, Yahaira Becerra Becerra, Jorge García Mostajo, Mariela Huerta Rosario, Andrely Cristina Huerta Rosario

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According to its critics and detractor, scientific medicine and the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) program have failed. EBM is a program that seeks to respond to the need to systematise medical knowledge, improve the decision-making process in health and thus improve health systems. Despite its wide dissemination, it is not without criticism, from the questioning of its positivist philosophical approach, to its strictly biological and of effectiveness vision, and to the undeniable conflict of interests of biomedical research, which is mostly financed by the pharmaceutical industry. However, despite its limitations, there is still a long way to go, and its scope and benefits are already demonstrated in the current making of medical decisions.

Translated title of the contributionHas scientific medicine and the EBM program failed?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalEducacion Medica
StatePublished - Oct 2018


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Medical decisions
  • Positivist philosophical approach
  • Scientific medicine


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