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What is evidence-based medicine?

Authors
  • Antes, G
  • Galandi, D
  • Bouillon, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Langenbeck's archives of surgery / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1999
Volume
384
Issue
5
Pages
409–416
Identifiers
PMID: 10552284
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the last two decades, a number of projects have faced these problems and forced the development of evidence-based medicine (EBM). This concept claims the explicit conscientious use of current evidence from clinical research combined with the personal expertise in the process of medical decision making. The following article explains the main steps of practising and teaching EBM illustrated by a clinical example.

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