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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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Piecemeal skirmishes

Piecemeal skirmishes

(p.135) 32 Piecemeal skirmishes
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1995 commentary on studies on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Experiences with ROP have consistently shown how difficult it is to determine the relationship between cause and effect in medicine when the course of a disorder is usually benign.

Keywords:   medical research, clinical trials, retinopathy of prematurity, ROP

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