Medical Term:

evidence-based medicine

 

Definition: process and use of relevant information from peer-reviewed clinical and epidemiologic research to address a specific clinical issue, and thereby weighing the attendant risks and benefits of diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures; literature to address a specific clinical problem; the application of simple rules of science and common sense to determine the validity of the information; and the application of the information to the clinical problem.

See Also: Cochrane collaboration, clinical practice guidelines, under guideline

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