Can evidence-based medicine implicitly rely on current concepts of disease or does it have to develop its own definition?

Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (7):394-399 (2007)
Decisions in healthcare are made against the background of cultural and philosophical definitions of disease, sickness and illness. These concepts or definitions affect both health policy and research , as well as individual encounters between patients and physicians . It is therefore necessary for evidence-based medicine to consider whether any of the definitions underlying research prior to the hierarchisation of knowledge are indeed compatible with its own epistemological principles
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2006.017913
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