Evidence based medicine uses the best available evidence to guide clinical judgement.  It informs us of the efficacy of therapeutic modalities, their limitations as well as our own limits of knowledge.

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Evidence based medicine

What is evidence based medicine? Evidence based medicine is the integration of individual clinical expertise with the best available scientific evidence. and colleagues stated it well in an editorial in the British Medical Journal in 1996[1]: Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the …

Levels of Evidence

Not all evidence is the same.  Clearly, results from a of well conducted are much more reliable than anecdotal opinion. NHMRC Levels of Evidence The following is the designation used by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)[1]: Level I Evidence obtained from a systematic review of all relevant randomised controlled trials. Level II …


Journals The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews http://www.thecochranelibrary.com The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contain high quality, independent systematic reviews of health interventions.  It is often the best first stop when personally reviewing the literature on a health question. Evidence-Based Medicine for Primary Care and Internal Medicine http://ebm.bmj.com This is a bi-monthly journal that provides …

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