Ethics and evidence-based medicine

Gil M Anaf
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04537.x
Published online: 20 May 2002

To the Editor: Comments made by Parker et al1 in response to Leeder and Rychetnik's article on evidence-based medicine (EBM)2 do not reflect the reality of the dilemmas clinicians face in practice — arguably, because of political misuse of the concept of EBM, which Leeder and Rychetnik warned against.


  • 1. Parker MH, Del Mar CB, Glasziou PP. Ethics and evidence-based medicine [letter]. Med J Aust 2001; 176: 138. <eMJA full text>
  • 2. Leeder SR, Rychetnik L. Ethics and evidence-based medicine. Med J Aust 2001; 175: 161-164.
  • 3. Doidge N. In: Cameron PM, Ennis J, Deadman JC, editors. Standards and guidelines for the psychotherapies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.
  • 4. Doidge N, Simon B, Gillies LA, Ruskin R. Characteristics of psychoanalytic patients under a nationalised health plan: DSM-III-R diagnoses, previous treatment and childhood trauma. Am J Psych 1994; 151: 586-590.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.