Up from Clinical Epidemiology & EBM

Authors: Miettinen, O. S.

  • The author has been described as “the father of modern epidemiology” and as “one of the keenest thinkers about the medicine of this era of Evidence-Based Medicine,” and has made seminal contributions to the understanding of practically all of the topics in the text
  • The text exposes the untenability of the prevailing teachings about ‘clinical epidemiology’ and EBM, and advances a vision of major improvements in clinical medicine
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About this Textbook

‘Clinical epidemiology’ is now widely promoted and taught as a ‘basic science’ of Evidence-Based Medicine, of clinical EBM to be specific. This book, however, is mostly about that which Miettinen takes to be the necessary substitute for this now-so-fashionable subject – namely, Theory of Clinical Medicine together with its subordinate Theory of Clinical Research.The leit motif in all of this is Miettinen’s perception of the need and opportunity to bring major improvements into clinical medicine in this Information Age, now that theoretical progress has made feasible the development of practice-guiding Expert Systems for it. Parts of this text constitute essential reading for whoever is expected, or otherwise inclined, to study – or teach – ‘clinical epidemiology,’ and the same is true of those who set policy for the education of future clinicians; but practically all of it is essential reading for future – and current – academics in the various disciplines of clinical medicine. After all, the text is the result of a concentrated effort, over a half-century no less, to really understand both clinical and community medicine and the research to advance the knowledge-base of these. Research epidemiologists, too, will find this text interesting and instructive.

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“In a logical sequence of progressively deduced propositions and principles, Dr. Miettinen attempts to re-orient medical academia to the theories underlying clinical research in his recent book Up from Clinical Epidemiology & EBM (Evidence Based Medicine) … . We highly recommend this fascinating book to all epidemiologists … .” (Jan Van den Broeck and Jonathan R. Brestoff, European Journal of Epidemiology, May, 2012)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • On Leadership in Clinical Medicine

    Miettinen, O. S.

    Pages 3-4

  • On Medical Academia at Present

    Miettinen, O. S.

    Pages 5-9

  • Purported Essence of Clinical Research

    Miettinen, O. S.

    Pages 11-12

  • On Study of ‘Clinical Epidemiology’

    Miettinen, O. S.

    Pages 13-14

  • Up from ‘Clinical Epidemiology’ & EBM

    Miettinen, O. S.

    Pages 15-20

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Up from Clinical Epidemiology & EBM
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9501-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9501-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9500-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9764-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 175
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