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Five 'A's of the Decision Making Cycle
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
Understanding 'Levels of Evidence'
Developed by the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia this tutorial explains the levels of evidence, based on research study design, so that you can find the best evidence for your practice using a database