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  • 1. Editor’s Note–Mark A. Peterson

    2. Evidence, Its Meanings in Health Care and in Law–Clark C. Havinghurst, Peter Barton Hutt, Barbara J. McNeil, and Wilhelmine Miller

    3. An Epistemologist in the Bramble-Bush: At the Supreme Court with Mr. Joiner–Susan Haack

    4. Proof and Policy from Medical Research Evidence–Cynthia D. Mulrow and Kathleen N. Lohr

    5. Expertise in Law, Medicine, and Health Care–Daniel W. Shuman

    6. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in the Courts: Recent Trends and Future Prospects–Peter D. Jacobson and Matthew L. Kanna

    7. Evidence-Based Medicine and the Law: The Courts Confront Clinical Practice Guidelines–Arnold J. Rosoff

    8. What Does Evidence Mean? Can the Law and Medicine be Reconciled?–John M. Eisenberg

    Commentaries

    9. Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: Making a Pseudoscience Legitimate–Drummond Rennie

    10. The Use of Evidence and Cost Effectiveness by the Courts: How Can It Help Improve Health Care?–David M. Eddy

    11. From the Clinics to the Courts: The Role Evidence Should Play in Litigating Medical Care–E. Haavi Morreim

    12. Demystifying the Law/Science Disconnect–Michelle M. Mello and Troyen A. Brennan

    13. The Politics of Evidence-Based Medicine–Marc A. Rodwin

    Exchange of Views

    14. Too Much Privacy? Or Not Enough? An Exchange on The Limits of Privacy–James A. Morone

    15. Response to Professor James A. Morone–Amitai Etzioni

    Books

    16. Genetic Testing Is Different–Ellen Wright Clayton

    17. Measuring the Prices of Medical Treatments–Gregory de Lissovoy

    18. Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR–Robert Zussman

    19. Books Received

    20. News and Notes

    21. News from Affiliated Organizations

    22. Contributors

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    Evidence: Its Meanings in Health Care and in Law examines the ways in which scientists, clinical practitioners, judges, legal scholars, and juries interpret and use evidence. The articles find that the concept and attributes of "evidence" depend on where one sits. They recognize the time-honored legal and medical science interpretation and operationalization of "evidence" while, at the same time, acknowledging that the health care system and the legal system would each benefit by sustained efforts of mutual education of practitioners in both fields. 

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