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Problems in choosing treatment options


Professor I. Samorodskaya, MD National Medical Research Center for Therapy and Preventive
Medicine, Moscow

The discussion article presents problems in the intuitive and science- and evidence-based application of treatment options. There are no clear criteria between these concepts, just as there are no clear criteria for evidence of the efficiency of treatment. Today, even in the best journals, there are problems with the reliability and correctness of the information placed. The intuitive and theoretically substantiated treatment searches (considered by the example of COVID-19) are quickly transformed into myths and misinformation, including the widespread use of off-label drugs and the misinterpretation of research results on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment methods.

evidence-based medicine
choice of treatment options
performance criteria
off-label drugs

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