Ayubowan & Welcome to Kmendis.org
Kmendis.org is an initiative by a family doctor and a university academic with expertise in medical informatics and evidence-based practice to share knowledge, skills, and attitudes, to practice patient-centered care using cost-effective information and communication technologies.
Patients think doctors are up to date with the latest medical treatment and there is a cure for all diseases and illnesses. This is a very unrealistic but common expectation which increasingly leads to a vicious cycle.
The diagnostic methods and treatments change so fast that it is almost impossible for a doctor to know about all illnesses and treatments. Furthermore, many new treatments may not be properly evaluated especially in this era of the Covid-19 pandemic.In addition new treatments may not even be compared to time tested treatments which most often are not evidence-based.
There is a very important question to ask – is there evidence to all what we do? I mean not systematics reviews but even a observational research? Not at all. Its estimated that we may have some kind of evidence to about 60% of the treatments we use.
Modern medicine with all its innovations and technology can cure only a few diseases, manage a lot more and only provide care for many diseases. A long-term doctor-patient relationship cannot be replaced by any kind of molecular or cellular-based therapies. A doctors’ touch still has a therapeutic value that cannot be replaced by modern therapies.