Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 6th, 2006
According to her report, "Policymakers and clinicians increasingly rely on evidence-based medicine (EBM) to make decisions about insurance coverage and clinical treatment. Conflicting value judgments about evidence and pressures exerted by stakeholders render health policymaking a political process. This paper examines how value judgments become embedded in the process of improving medical outcomes by focusing on health policy-making. Specifically, this paper highlights how EBM is variably used as a standard for decision-making depending on...
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