ERIC Number: EJ866386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Comparative Effectiveness or Evidence-Based Medical Practice: "A Rose by Any Other Name..."
Langer, Menachem; Langer, Nieli
Educational Gerontology, v35 n11 p1046-1051 2009
The goal of education and research in all disciplines is to develop critical thinking skills as a method for improving clinical decisionmaking. The emphasis on critical thinking is nothing new and can be traced back to ancient times when Socrates challenged his students to think about their knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors by interrogating them. It is widely known that Socrates would press his students until they could provide reasons and evidence to support their arguments and would dismiss those beliefs and decisions that could not be supported with evidence. Today, scientific critical analysis in medicine is termed evidence-based medical practice (EBMP), or comparative effective research.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Evidence, Medical Research, Medical Services, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Comparative Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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