What is evidence-based practice (EBP) or evidence-based medicine (EBM)? – OHIO University Libraries

What is evidence-based practice (EBP) or evidence-based medicine (EBM)?

 

“Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.” –Guyatt G, et al. Evidence-Based Medicine working Group. Evidence-based medicine. A new approach to teaching the practice of medicine. JAMA 1992; 268: 2420-5.

“Evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care.” –Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000

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Evidence Based Medicine is a process of life-long, problem-based learning. The process involves:

  • Converting information needs into focused questions.
  • Efficiently tracking down the best evidence with which to answer the question.
  • Critically appraising the evidence for validity and clinical usefulness.
  • Applying the results in clinical practice.
  • Evaluating performance of the evidence in clinical application.
  • Ensuring the patient’s values are honored.

EBM pyramid- The Evidence-based Medicine Triad Source: Florida State University, College of Medicine. Retrieved 08.07.11.

Based on the Evidence-based Medicine Triad Source: Florida State University, College of Medicine. Retrieved 08.07.11.