WHAT IS EBM? 

(1) An Approach to health care practice in which the clinician is aware of the evidence in support of his/her clinical practice, and the strength of that evidence.
(2) The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.

WHY WOULD I HAVE TO LEARN IT? 

Physicians are constantly faced with the task of the interpretation of diagnostic tests, the efficiency of preventive or therapeutic intervention, the harm associated with a specific drug, the course and prognosis of the disease in a particular patient and the costs of intervention (drug, test, procedure).

They need to know whether advice in practice guidelines is sound and whether the conclusions from systematic reviews are valid.



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Every encounter with a patient identifies gaps in out knowledge about the aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis, or therapy of their illness. Recent research reveals that even as seasoned clinicians we generate about 5 knowledge "needs" for every in-patient we encounter, and about 2 "needs" for every out-patients we see. In practicing evidence-based medicine, we:

1. Translate these needs into answerable questions:
2. Track down the best evidence to answer them;
3. Appraise that evidence for its validity (closeness to the truth) and applicability (usefulness in our clinical practices) we'll call the written summary of these first 3 steps a "Critically Appraised Topic" or CAT;
4. Integrate that evidence w/ our clinical expertise and apply it in practices, and
5. Evaluate our performance

HOW TO PRACTICE & TEACH EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the latest development in medical decision-making and is now an essential part of medical education and postgraduate training programs. It involves learning to appraise the medical literature to identify the best evidence to be used in solving clinical problems. Health practitioners have to be equipped with new skills to cope with the avalanche of medical information. EBM will make sure you are up-to-date.

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