Evidence based medicine.docx - EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE What is evidence-based medicine What can providers learn from the DartmouthHitchcock Spine

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EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE “What is evidence-based medicine?” What can providers learn from the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Spine Center’s use of evidence-based medicine to avoid falling into the “cookbook” approach? Evidence based medicine (EBM) has been has been practiced widely in the last couple of decades of the history of medical practice. Masic, Miokovic, & Muhamedagic (2008) have defined evidence based medicine as being the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable utilization of latest, and most relevant evidence in arriving at decisions regarding the medical care of the patients. Evidence based medicine combines the clinical expertise, the patient values and the latest research recommendations regarding the patients’ conditions into an integrated approach in handling the patients. It is aimed at increasing the utilization of authentic clinical and medical research in the decision making process encountered in the clinical setup. Evidence
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