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Saint Thomas Medical Libraries: Evidence Based Practice

Direct links to some of the many resources Ascension-Saint Thomas Health provides access to. For additional resources use the search box on "HOME" page of library website

What is Evidence-Based Medicine?

The most commonly used definition for EBM is that "Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." provided by David Sackett et al in the 1996 article, " Evidence-Based Medicine: What it is and what it isn't" for BMJ. Full text here

Levels of Evidence

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