Quantum Theory Methods as a Possible Alternative for the Double-Blind Gold Standard of Evidence-Based Medicine: Outlining a New Research Program

Diederik Aerts, Lester Beltran, Suzette Geriente, Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, Sandro Sozzo, Rembrandt Van Sprundel, Tomas Veloz

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Abstract

We motivate the possibility of using notions and methods derived from quantum physics, and more specifically from the research field known as ‘quantum cognition’, to optimally model different situations in the field of medicine, its decision-making processes and ensuing practices, particularly in relation to chronic and rare diseases. This also as a way to devise alternative approaches to the generally adopted double-blind gold standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-225
Number of pages9
JournalFoundations of Science
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Chronic disease
  • Conjunction fallacy
  • Disability paradox
  • Double-blind gold standard
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Orphan disease
  • Placebo effect
  • Quantum cognition
  • Quantum statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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