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Population Health Vs. Personalized Medicine: Lost In Translation?

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Population Health Vs. Personalized Medicine: Lost In Translation?

September 18, 2019

Population Health Vs. Personalized Medicine: Lost In Translation?

Evidence-based medicine, it seems commonsensical; who could argue about using the best evidence available to make treatment decisions? The difficulty, of course, is that the evidence comes from studies of large populations, often expressed in terms of average responses; and as a clinician, you want to tailor the care to the one member of the population in front of you, your patient. How do you reconcile population-based evidence with the desire for personalized care?

The full article from the American Council on Science and Health can be viewed at this link.  

 

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