Evidence-based medicine (EBM) helps doctors incorporate the best available scientific evidence into their individual patient care decisions.
Today’s doctors face a serious challenge trying to keep up with the vast amounts of new information on the latest available drugs, technology, and research. In fact, it is estimated that only 10% of the more than 4,500 medical articles published to databases every day are directly relevant to patient care. Evidence-based medicine provides doctors with a methodology to manage this vast amount of data.
Doctors who can easily access current best evidence are able to combine it with their own clinical expertise to determine how the research may help meet patients’ individual treatment needs.