evidence-based medicine


D.L. Sackett et al., “Evidence-based Medicine: What It Is and What It Isn’t” (Editorial), British Medical Journal 312, no. 7023 (1996): 71–72.

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The use of best evidence from scientific and medical research to make decisions about the care of individual patients.

Note 1: EBM utilises evidence from systematic reviews and systematically developed clinical guidelines and integrates it with individual clinical expertise and patients’ values.

Note 2: Related terms include evidence-based health care.