Interview with Dr. David Sackett, pioneer in evidence-based medicine

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Here is an interesting interview from the October 30 issue of The Globe and Mail:
Picard A. ‘When we began, we were almost pariahs’ : A research pioneer [Dr. Dave Sackett] tells André Picard about the battle for evidence-based medicine

Excerpts:  Dave Sackett, a professor emeritus at McMaster University in Hamilton, has been awarded the prestigious Gairdner Wightman Award, which is given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine   …  Dr. Sackett is a pioneer in the field of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, which aim to teach health professionals how to separate good research from bad and apply it to the individual needs of their patients. He is also a world expert on the design and implementation of clinical trials  …  I see the Gairdner not as an individual award but as an award for clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. It’s an award for a delightful bunch of talented people and the credit goes to all of them, not to me. So I accept this on their behalf.
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Listen to Dr. David Sackett on “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin


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