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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

Develop your answerable clinical question.

Find the best evidence to answer your question.

Critically appraise the evidence for its validity and usefulness.

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

Evaluate your performance.

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

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