#416: David Nunan, PhD – Evidence-Informed Health Care: Evidence-based Medicine 2.0

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David Nunan, PhD

Dr. David Nunan, PhD is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford. There, he is the Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in 'Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care' and the lead tutor for the internationally-renowned 'Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine' course.

He is a principal investigator with research interests in prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related conditions, improving the understanding and use of research evidence, and meta-epidemiology (research on research). David has experience in a breadth of methodologies including diagnostic studies, statistical analysis, qualitative research and clinical trials.

In this episode we discuss:

  1. The three fundamental epistemological pillars of evidence-based medicine
  2. Evidence is necessary but not sufficient for effective decision making
  3. “The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been the paradigm shift to end all others.”
  4. A lack of transparency in the decision-making process is a fundamental error
  5. Why evidence-informed health care (EIHC) is better phrasing that EBM
  6. Using principles of EBM in fields like nutrition

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