Proto: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Medicine
About This Show
Proto: a prefix of progress, connotes first, novel, experimental. Alone, it conjures an entire world of the new: discoveries, directions, ideas. In taking proto as its name, this new series stakes its ground on medicine's leading edge— exploring breakthroughs, dissecting controversies and opening a forum for informed debate.
Proto: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Medicine is a series that provides insight into breakthroughs in clinical medicine, research and health policy, and highlights innovative work being carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital. Proto: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Medicine is based on Proto, a quarterly magazine published by Time Inc. Content Solutions for Massachusetts General Hospital.
Most Recent Episode
Evidence-Based Medicine: Bringing Together the Art and Science of Clinical Practice
Apr 30 10
Host: Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD
Guest: Steven Pearson, MD, MSc, FRCP
Evidence-based medicine is a movement that assumes care will be better, safer, and more cost-efficient when physicians base clinical judgments on solid empirical science instead of clinical observation and experience. But who creates such guidelines, how good is the evidence underlying them, and why are these guidelines more important than ever? And are data and intuition mutually exclusive? Guest Dr. Steven Pearson, founder and president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review at Massachusetts General Hospital and an expert in the area of evidence-based medicine, joins host Dr. Bruce Bloom to discuss the confluence of art and evidence in medicine. Series Produced in Cooperation With