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Harriet Hall: Lecture 1 – Science Based Medicine vs.Evidence Based Medicine

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Our ancestors lived in a pre-scientific world where the evolution of “logically illogical” thinking helped them survive.

Science doesn’t come naturally; we prefer stories to studies. How can we decide if a medical
treatment works?
The scientific method is the only way to get reliable answers. Evidence-based medicine was a good idea but failed to live up to its promise.
How science-based medicine is different from evidence-based medicine and why it is better.

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