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An introduction to evidence-based medicine 

An introduction to evidence-based medicine
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An introduction to evidence-based medicine
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10.1093/med/9780199234073.003.0002
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date: 15 October 2018

How did EBM develop? 28

What is the process of EBM? 30

How do you assess the quality of an RCT? 36

Statistical terms 40

Can you apply this evidence about a treatment in caring for your patient? 44

Throughout the history of the practice of medicine clinicians have used ‘evidence’ from their own clinical experiences, such as the clinical findings from individual patients, to inform decisions about health care. However, with the emergence of new technologies, treatment modalities, and epidemiological methods in the latter half of the 20...

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