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Reason in medicine is a broad topic that encompasses many realms of investigation.  Here follows a partial list, arranged thematically, rather than alphabetically:
Philosophy
Psychology
Systems-Thinking
General-Systems Theory
Unified Theory
Medical Ethics
Unintended Consequences
Judgment
Decision-Making
Leadership
Management
Hospital-Administration
Hospital-Board
Authority
Medical History
Medical Education
Medical-Education Economics
Educational Evaluation
Clinical Evaluation
Letters of Recommendation
Likert Rating
Board Certification
Board Recertification
Penal Paradigm
Liability
Abuse
Stress/Burnout
Disruptive Physician
Constructive Performance-Peer-Review
Destructive Performance-Peer-Review
Credential Review
Editorial Standards
Editorial Peer-Review
Peer-Review Congress
Grant Peer-Review
Medical Error
Uncertainty Books
Conspiracy of Silence
Ombudsman
Consumerist-Movement
Patient-Satisfaction
Complaint
TQM-Theory
TQM-Trials
Anti-TQM
TQM-v.-Research
Punishment
Fear
Performance-Appraisal
Extrinsic Motivation
Claims that TQM doesn't work in medicine
No Clue About Basic Concepts
Excellence
Medical Profession
Patient Physician Relationship
Physician-Nurse Relationship
Conflict
Medical Economics
Medical Regulation
Medical Politics
Medical Science
Back-pain
Clinical Examination
Cardiac failure
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Cervical Spine
Complete Blood Count
Coronary Artery Bypass-Grafting
Endotracheal Intubation
Fen-Phen
Migraine headache
Orthostatic periodicals
Pneumothorax
SVT
Thyrotoxicosis
Wound
Orthostatic
Pneumothorax
Fraud
Retraction
Documentation
Uniform requirements
Futility
Statistics
Bayes
bias
biostatistics-course
biostatistics
case-control
causal criteria
check-list
chi square
confidence interval
correlation
critiques hypothetical
critiques specific
decision
design
epidemiology
statistical-errors
statistical-ethics
Evidence-based medicine
four-fold tables
guidelines
inference
interpretation
list of procedures
Mann-Whitney test
matching
meta-analyses
null-hypothesis
number needed to treat
ordinal data
p-value
peer-review
power
qualitative research
quality
randomization
Randomized Controlled Trials
raw data
regression
retrospective studies
significance
Systematic critique
t-test
transformation
unsolved problems
Managed Care
Managed-Care Ethics
Utilization
Libby-Zion Case
Andy-Warhol Case
Popick-Case
Controlled Substances:
Pain-Management
Dependence
Narcotics Side-Effects
Enforcement
Tranquilizers
Legal
Peer-Review Confidentiality
Peer-Review Immunity
Peer-Review Privilege
Discovery
Introduction of Evidence
Expert Witness
Sacred cow
Dysinformation
Contracts

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May 2005
 

Reason In Medicine
A website devoted to promoting rationality and exposing irrationality in medical science, administration and practice.
 
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