Author | Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD, Founder


Concerns about Pain Guidelines: When Strong Claims Follow from Weak Evidence

December 10, 2009


The development of clinical medical-practice guidelines is a difficult and arduous process. Experts in various disciplines volunteer many hours of their time for medical research reviews and analyses and meetings with fellow guidelines-panel members, and painstakingly writing and reviewing the final report. However, there are many concerns about the quality of medical research serving as a basis for those guidelines.