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Evidence-Based Medicine - EBM

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WHAT IS EBM?

Best Evidence

  • valid
  • clinically relevant
  • patient-centered
  • from reputable sources

Clinician Expertise

  • education, knowledge, and experiences 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

EBM PRINCIPLES