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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

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ebm according to david sackett

Best Evidence

  • valid, clinically relevant recommendations, based on the best available scientific evidence, from reputable sources

Clinician Expertise

  • education, knowledge, and experience of the clinician that assist in decision-making

Patient Values

  • patient's circumstances, desires or wishes, previous experiences, concerns, and expectations that they bring to each clinical encounter

Cochrane Evidence Essentials