Whether outcomes studies will have in impact on clinical medicine is hardly debatable, but whether that impact withh be positive or negative has generated considerable discussion.
In this edition of Controversy, two senior investigators with extensive experience in outcomes analysis give us their respective opinions on the strengths and flaws of this rapidly expanding field of study.
Dr. Bourne points out that such research is only as good as the methods applied, and illustrates the potential damage that can be done when such studies are injudiciously carried out.
Dr. Keller concedes these points but emphasizes that well-done outcomes research will not only document ineffective or flawed treatments, but will scientically validate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of many types of orthpedic treatments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Chirurgie orthopédique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Orthopedic surgery, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0328662
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 01/03/1996.