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College of Rehabilitation Sciences: EBP

Guide for OT, PT, RT, and MSc Rehab

Definitions|Concepts

Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of current best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2d ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Levels of Evidence is a ranking system used in evidence-based medicine to describe the strength of information. The higher the point in the pyramid the lower the the likliehood of bias in any statement/finding reported.

 

Overview

Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of current best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values in making decisions about the care of individual patients. 

Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2d ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.


Evidence Based Practice Cycle (Ask -> Acquire ->Appraise ->Apply ->Act)

Levels of Evidence Pyramid

EBM Pyramid and EBM Page Generator, © 2006 Trustees of Dartmouth College and Yale University. All Rights Reserved. Produced by Jan Glover, David Izzo, Karen Odato and Lei Wang. Adapted by permission from Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries



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