Applying the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making.
BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.
- Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Oxford)
Major web site for learning about, practicing, and teaching EBM. The Toolbox provides valuable resources for learning and practice.
- Core Library for Evidence Based Practice
This resource provides a directory of a wide variety of evidence based learning and practice materials.
- Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Created by Duke University Medical Center and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, this self-paced tutorial will help you:
-define Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
-identify the parts of a well-built clinical question
-identify EBP searching strategies that could improve PubMed retrieval
-identify key issues that help determine the validity of the results of a study
The task of consolidating, analyzing and synthesizing information should be high on the 21st century's agenda...
"The appropriate application of what we already know about the diagnosis and treatment of disease will have a far greater impact on quality and safety than any new medical technology likely to be developed in the next decade."
~Sir Muir Grays