Tools for each step of the EBM process. Asking Focused Questions: The translation of uncertainty into an answerable question Finding the Evidence: Systematic retrieval of the best evidence available Critical Appraisal: Critical appraisal of evidence for validity, clinical relevance and applicability Making a Decision: The application of results in practice Evaluating Performance: Audit and feedback of clinical practice to improve performance Designing Research: Designing trials or as
"Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values." (Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.)
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