“Although evidence based medicine has reshaped medicine, nursing, and allied health professions into knowledge driven, scientific (sometimes pseudoscientific) professions, it fails to tackle the multifactorial reality of what actually happens to patients—the “art” of helping humans. The science of evidence based medicine is largely reliant on consistent, reproducible conditions, but humans are not consistent, reproducible creatures, be they patients or practitioners.”
– Catherine J Welch
Welch CJ (2017). Evidence based medicine misses the “art” of helping humans. BMJ 2017: 358:j3426.