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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Diffusing responsibility

Diffusing responsibility

(p.53) 14 Diffusing responsibility
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on how clinical medicine has been transformed by group actors. It cites as an example the creation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation teams. It then comments on the sorry track record of action sanctioned by group agreement. A reply to this commentary is presented at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   clinical medicine, medical practice, group work, group action

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