Information Resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. A Review 3 rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship - EBM. What is Evidence Based Medicine?. Evidence Based Medicine =. An integration of… The best research evidence Clinical expertise Patient values.
Information Resources for Evidence-Based Medicine
3rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship - EBM
Evidence Based Medicine?
Sacket DL, et. al. Evidence-based medicine: how to Teach and Practice EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston, 2000
Evidence Based Medicine
Sackett: Integrating individual expertise with the best available clinical evidence from systematic research.
Domino: Basing the care of patients on clinical research whose outcomes are our main priority.
An intervention is given to half of a study population, and half receive a placebo
Outcomes are compared to look for a difference
Produces an Absolute Risk for Intervention and Placebo
Review of EBM Literature
Typical Systematic Review “Skeleton”
AbstractBackgroundObjectivesCriteria for considering studies for this reviewTypes of participantsTypes of interventionTypes of outcome measuresTypes of studiesSearch strategy for identification of studiesMethods of the reviewDescription of the studiesMethodological qualities of included studiesResultsDiscussionConclusionsImplications for practiceImplications for researchInternal sources of support to the reviewExternal sources of support to the reviewPotential conflict of interestAcknowledgementsContribution of Reviewer(s)SynopsisCharacteristics of included studiesTable 01 resultsReferences to studies included in this reviewAdditional references
Only a small amount of the medical literature contains best evidence!
From SUNY Downstate Medical Research Library http://servers.medlib.hscbklyn.edu/ebm/2100.htm