As we enter a new millennium, the use of evidence-based medicine, which uses the best current evidence to make decisions regarding patient care, to validate medical concepts has become increasingly important.1 We applaud the ARCHIVES for instituting a regular section dedicated to this approach.
However, the credibility of the evidence-based method requires that the tenets of this approach be rigorously followed. In other words, the analysis must use the best current evidence to arrive at clinical recommendations.
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