“Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.” –Guyatt G, et al. Evidence-Based Medicine working Group. Evidence-based medicine. A new approach to teaching the practice of medicine. JAMA 1992; 268: 2420-5.
“Evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care.” –Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000
Evidence Based Medicine is a process of life-long, problem-based learning. The process involves:
- Converting information needs into focused questions.
- Efficiently tracking down the best evidence with which to answer the question.
- Critically appraising the evidence for validity and clinical usefulness.
- Applying the results in clinical practice.
- Evaluating performance of the evidence in clinical application.
- Ensuring the patient’s values are honored.
Based on the Evidence-based Medicine Triad Source: Florida State University, College of Medicine. Retrieved 08.07.11.