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Evidence-Based Practice: What is Evidence-Based Medicine?

An overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) and EBP resources at Stimson Library.

Evidence-Based Medicine Is...

From: Florida State University College of Medicine. Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial.


"Evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires the integration of the best research with our clinical expertise and our patient's unique values and circumstances."

From: Straus, Sharon E. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM, p. 1.

5 Steps to Evidence-Based Medicine

Ask
Develop your answerable clinical question.

Acquire
Find the best evidence to answer your question.

Appraise
Critically appraise the evidence for its validity and usefulness.

Apply
Integrate your evidence with your clinical expertise and patient's values and wishes.

Assess
Evaluate your performance.

From: Straus, Sharon E. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM.

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