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Richard Deyo

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Richard Deyo

Professor, Evidence-Based Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
lower back pain
inappropriate use of medical technology
patient involvement in decision-making


Dr. Deyo is the Kaiser Permanente-endowed Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. Previously, he was a professor of general internal medicine in the departments of medicine and health services at the University of Washington. He was director of the University's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, and the NIH-funded Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program. His research interests include measuring patient function, involving patients in clinical decisions, and managing lower back pain. He is the deputy editor of Spine and co-editor of the book \"Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Concepts and Approaches.\" He has studied inappropriate use of medical technology and the commercial, political, and media forces that affect it. The resulting book, \"Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises,\" was published in 2005. He remains active in clinical teaching and practice as well as research.

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland  Oregon  97239
United States
Office Phone: 
(503) 494-1694
Office Fax: 
(503) 494-2746


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