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Evidence Based Clinical Practice and Information Resources

An introduction to the use of information resources at the NYMC Health Sciences Library in support of evidence based medicine and health care clinical practice.

Marie Ascher

on 8 June 2010

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Transcript of Evidence Based Clinical Practice and Information Resources

What is evidence based practice? Evidence based practice is... ""the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient..." It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (Sackett D, 1996)
External clinical evidence from systematic research
= results of clinical trials, prospective studies... Systematic Reviews... Evidence Pyramid SEARCH... Sensitive or specific? How to locate systematic reviews... How to locate results of clincial trials / RCTs? Drilling down for evidence... Strength of evidence Adapted from J Med Libr Assoc. 2002 July; 90(3): 298–304. Usefulness= Validity X Relevance / Work
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