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mainstream medicine

A general term for conventional healthcare based on the “Western model” of evidence-based practice for diagnosing and treating disease. Mainstream medicine assumes that all physiologic and pathological phenomena can be explained in concrete terms, and “best practice” is the end result of a stream of objective analyses which begin with nonhuman model systems, evolve through blinded studies and statistical analysis of those results, and end with guidelines to which doctors adhere to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

mainstream medicine

Allopathic medicine, allopathy, conventional medicine, modern medicine, orthodox medicine, traditional medicine, Western medicine Clinical medicine The approach to health care practiced in developed nations, based on scientific data for diagnosing and treating disease; MM assumes that all physiologic and pathological phenomena can be explained in concrete terms; tools of MM include nonhuman model systems, blinded studies, statistical analysis, to ensure reproducible results. Cf Alternative medicine.
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The general consensus was that while the Bessants had a right to make an alternative treatment choice in the absence of any viable treatment from mainstream medicine, the fundraising pitch and positive media coverage gave the Burzynski Clinic credibility it did not deserve, argued critics.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to a diverse group of practices and therapies not considered to be part of mainstream medicine.
The significance of the disease model of addiction is now fully recognized by mainstream medicine, to the extent of gaining parity with other medical issues in health care reform.
Whether in urban or rural areas, dadima ke nuskhe have proved to be as effective as those prescribed by mainstream medicine, including Ayurveda.
I would like all animal caretakers to learn a new perspective on health and healing--one that respects the best that natural health care and mainstream medicine have to offer, yet goes beyond the limitations of both.
Many health care professionals still believe that hypnosis has no place in traditional mainstream medicine and that's just mumpsimus
The integrated medical approach uses both alternative and mainstream medicine.
It has been researched since 1903 but has never been taken on by mainstream medicine.
Cochrane, who died 20 years ago, published his seminal book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health Services in 1972, which would introduce the concept of evidence-based medicine and the randomised control trial into mainstream medicine and health policy.
So if the "evidence" in "evidence-based" medicine is ignored by physicians in mainstream medicine, why all the "fuss" about the "evidence" in alternative medicine.
The second point of discontent for me was Raymond's comments about the adoption of complementary medicine into mainstream medicine.
The field of pain medicine has been rapidly evolving, but the growing number of older patients with chronic pain conditions often not only do not get relief from mainstream medicine but suffer further due to drug interactions and invasive procedures.