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The EBM+ Movement

Wilde, Michael Edward (2023) The EBM+ Movement. International Journal of Biostatistics, . ISSN 1557-4679. (doi:10.1515/ijb-2022-0126) (KAR id:99089)


In this paper, I provide an introduction for biostatisticians and others to some recent work in the philosophy of medicine. Firstly, I give an overview of some philosophical arguments that are thought to create problems for a prominent approach towards establishing causal claims in medicine, namely, the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) approach. Secondly, I provide an overview of further recent work in the philosophy of medicine, which argues that mechanistic studies can help to address these problems. Lastly, I describe a novel approach for establishing causal claims in medicine that has been informed by this recent work in the philosophy of medicine, namely, the EBM+ approach.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1515/ijb-2022-0126
Uncontrolled keywords: Evidence-based medicine, mechanistic studies, philosophy of medicine
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Michael Wilde
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2022 14:11 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024 00:00 UTC
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Wilde, Michael Edward.

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