Evidence-based Practice in Medicine and Health Care

A Discussion of the Ethical Issues

  • Ruud ter Meulen
  • Nikola Biller-Andorno
  • Christian Lenk
  • Reidar K. Lie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Ruud ter Meulen, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Christian Lenk, Reidar Lie
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rein Vos, Rob Houtepen, Klasien Horstman
    Pages 17-23
  4. Franz Porzsolt, Heike Leonhardt-Huober
    Pages 35-43
  5. Fabrizio Fabris, Carla Scarafiotti, Barbara Maero
    Pages 61-64
  6. Andreas Reis, Christian Lenk, Cristiane Reis-Streussnig, Nikola Biller-Andorno
    Pages 65-75
  7. Reidar K. Lie
    Pages 97-103
  8. Alessandro Liberati, Paolo Vineis
    Pages 117-127
  9. Marion Danis
    Pages 163-172
  10. Rob Houtepen, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Donna Dickenson, Paolo Vineis, Reidar Lie, Ruud ter Meulen
    Pages 173-176
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 177-184

About this book


Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is feared to become a kind of cook-book medicine that has nothing to do with the traditional skills and ethics.

This volume shows the contribution EBM makes and might make to medical practice and health policy. It describes as many viewpoints as possible with a focus on the ethical issues that are at stake in this process.

It shows how EBM has developed from an internal medical issue to an instrument for health policy. It is the outcome of the European Project "Ethical Issues of Evidence Based Practice in Medicine and Health Care" and gives insight into the ethical background of the debate on the role of EBM in various areas of medicine, including clinical practice, medical education, medical research, health policy and medical sociology.


Evidence-based Health Care Evidenzbasierte Medizin cardiology ethics health care health care system health policy managed care medicine patients sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruud ter Meulen
    • 1
  • Nikola Biller-Andorno
    • 2
  • Christian Lenk
    • 3
  • Reidar K. Lie
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituut voor GezondheidsethiekUniversiteit MaastrichtER MaastrichtGermany
  2. 2.Professur f. MedizinethikCharité — Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Abt. Ethik und Geschichte der MedizinUniversität GöttingenGoettingenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Clinical BioethicsNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22239-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27133-8
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