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Sir Almroth Wright and the evidentiary hierarchy

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Sir Almroth Wright and the evidentiary hierarchy

Edward White
31 October 2019

This issue we delve into a contentious topic which holds utmost importance for some, and perhaps little for others. For healthcare stakeholders, such as healthcare managers and service providers, it has become a crucial tool used to “assess the degree to which the evidence warrants a hypothesis” (Mercuri, 2019). For clinicians treating patients in wards, it may perhaps be viewed as a politicised acronym which has removed the humanity and care element from health care.

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