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Month: June 2019

The Myth of Evidence Based Medicine (in Primary Care in Australia)

The Myth of Evidence Based Medicine (in Primary Care in Australia)

Let me be clear from the outset: I’m grateful for modern medicine.  Without it, myself and many members of my family would be dead. I’m also grateful for doctors.  The majority are very well motivated.  Many are excellent at what they do. With all that said, the more I have worked in healthcare (in Australia), the more concerned I have become about the lack of standardised practice, particularly in primary care.  The idea that medicine is practiced based on consistent,…

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