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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 ofdecades of the history of medical practice. Masic, Miokovic, & Muhamedagic (2008) havedefined evidence based medicine as being the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonableutilization of latest, and most relevant evidence in arriving at decisions regarding the medicalcare of the patients. Evidence based medicine combines the clinical expertise, the patient valuesand the latest research recommendations regarding the patients’ conditions into an integratedapproach in handling the patients. It is aimed at increasing the utilization of authentic clinical andmedical research in the decision making process encountered in the clinical setup. Evidence