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Residency Research Manual: Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice of Medicine

Evidence based practice of medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.

Evidence, Patient's needs & preferences, Clinical Expertise
Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996 Jan 13;312(7023):71-2. PubMed PMID: 8555924; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2349778.

More Evidence Based Practice of Medicine

The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.

**Individual clinical expertise**

  • the proficiency and judgment that individual clinicians acquire through clinical experience and clinical practice
  • identification and compassionate usage of patient's predicaments, rights, and preferences in making clinical care decisions

**Best available external clinical evidence from systematic research**

  • patient-centered clinical research
  • diagnostic tests
  • therapeutic rehabilitation
  • preventive regimens
  • basic sciences of medicine
Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996 Jan 13;312(7023):71-2. PubMed PMID: 8555924 PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2349778.

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