Evidence-based medicine : what’s best ?

What is the best research evidence and how to find it

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) refers to the application of the best available research to clinical care, which requires the integration of evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.


  • Why is research evidence better than expert opinion alone?
  • What studies are more reliable?
  • Why we shouldn’t read studies
  • Why we should read systematic reviewsThree reasons why we shouldn’t read (most) systematic reviews
  • Three alternatives to access the best evidence?
    1. Pick the best systematic review
    2. Read trustworthy guidelines
    3. Use point-of-care tools
  • The future

Read What is the best evidence and how to find it, bestpractice.bmj, 2019.

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