Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the mainstay for evidence-based medicine. These trials allow the evaluation of medical treatments in such as way that they can be statistically analyzed with all other variables controlled. This evaluation will allow us to understand the efficacy of different treatments. Medicine is scientifically based. First, we diagnose, and then we treat. Furthermore, our treatments have to be based on scientific evidence. Clinical trials are the best pathway to obtaining information on which different treatments work best.