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Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
Self-paced tutorial covering the complete EBM process, emphasizing the elements of a well-built clinical question and the key issues that help determine the validity of evidence. This tutorial was developed by the Medical Center Library at Duke University and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Toronto)
The goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines. This site also serves as support for the book entitled, Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM by Sharon E. Straus, W. Scott Richardson, Paul Glasziou and R. Brian Haynes (3rd edition).
Why We Need Evidence-Based Health Care
What is Evidence-Based Practice?
EBP is the conscientious and judicious use of:
- The best research evidence (found in health sciences literature)
- Clinical expertise (what the provider knows)
- Patient values and expectations (what the patient believes and wants)
Evidence Based Practice is an umbrella term that includes medicine ("Evidence-Based Medicine," or EBM), nursing, dentistry, public health, etc.
Steps in EBP
Steps of Evidence-Based Practice:
- ASK patient-oriented, relevant, answerable questions about the health status and context of patients or populations
- ACQUIRE the best available evidence to answer the question
- APPRAISE the evidence critically for validity and applicability to the problem at hand
- APPLY the evidence by engaging in collaborative health decision-making with the patient(s) or population(s)
- ASSESS not just the patient outcome, but your performance in this process. How can you improve?
Evidence Cycle Description from the Duke Program on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
Some Studies I Like to Quote
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare by
Call Number: WY 100.7 M527e 2015
Publication Date: 2015