Evidence-based medicine advocates to support clinical decision-making with the best evidence, which is useful to objectively evaluate the clinical efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine and optimize clinical diagnosis and treatment. However, significant individualized characteristics identified from syndrome differentiation and treatment are incompatible with evidence-based clinical decision-making, which highlights population-level evidence, to some extent. In recent years, a number of new methods and technologies have been introduced into individualized clinical efficacy evaluation research of traditional Chinese medicine to assist managing and processing complex and multivariate information. These methods and technologies share similarities with evidence-based medicine, and are expected to link the clinical practice of traditional Chinese medicine with evidence-based clinical decision-making. They will guide the development of evidence-based clinical decision-making in traditional Chinese medicine.
Citation： GUAN Manke, WEI Xuxu, ZHAO Chen, SHANG Hongcai. Role and development path of research on individualized clinical efficacy evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine in evidence-based clinical decision-making. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2020, 20(10): 1124-1129. doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.202006157 Copy
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