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What is Evidence Based Medicine?

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): The most common definition of EBP is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in evidence-based practice. EBP is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (Sackett D, 1996)

This research guide is designed to assist physicians and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature. It is arranged as follows:

This guide is based on a guide created by Amy Blevins at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa.

 

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