Empiricism: how much, how little?

K, Ramesh Babu (2004) Empiricism: how much, how little? Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 2 (4). ISSN 0972-5997

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The practice of medicine was completely empirical in the beginning and the growth of technology added newer tools to the diagnostic kit. As the kit grew larger, there was a reciprocal diminution in the empiricism. The practice of medicine at the extremes of empiricism and evidence based medicine are not entirely desirable. Every physician should keep his clinical skills finely tuned and also acquire a well-balanced view of the utility and futility of any newly introduced diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Empiricism; Diagnosis; Treatment, Clinical Skills
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Humanities > Philosophy
Health Occupations > Medicine
ID Code:1308
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:26 January 2006

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