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Medical News & Perspectives
October 23/30, 2013

Leaders in Evidence-Based Medicine Examine the Path Ahead

JAMA. 2013;310(16):1663-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280517

Chicago—It’s hard to believe that 30 years ago the idea of evidence-based medicine was a radical one. At an oral history event in September, leaders of the evidence-based medicine movement described the strong pushback they originally received.

“There was a backlash,” said Richard Smith, MD, a former BMJ editor and director of the Ovations initiative, during “Evidence-Based Medicine: An Oral History,” an event sponsored by the JAMA Network and the BMJ in conjunction with the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication.