Evidence Based Medicine Isn’t Enough
Whenever possible, we try to offer patients treatments proven effective by scientific evidence. The current guidelines for evidence based medicine (EBM) are flawed because they give too little weight to prior plausibility and too much weight to trials that amount to junk science or “Tooth Fairy” science.
True science-based medicine (SBM) puts all the information from clinical trials and basic science into perspective. So-called “alternative medicine” is a non-scientific concept and although some of its treatments claim to be evidence-based, a rigorously science based analysis rejects most of them. Homeopathy and acupuncture “work” but not better than placebos; they provide good examples of the principles involved.Dr. Hall has been an outspoken and highly regarded proponent of skeptical thinking in life as well as medicine.