Evidence-based medicine (EBM) involves conscientiously working with patients to help them resolve or cope with problems related to their physical, mental, and social health (Guyatt, Rennie, Meade, Cook, & American Medical Association., 2015).
Evidence-based decision making grew out of a desire to move beyond “authority-based decision making,” in which decisions were made by consensus, by anecdotal experience, or tradition (Gambrill, 2006).
Need more information about Evidence-based medicine, check out these resources.
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It did not take long for people to realize that the principles of EBM were equally applicable to other professions.
So, evidence-based health care and evidence-based practice covers the full range of clinical applications of the evidence-based approach to patient care.
EBP has been adopted by nurses, social workers, and policy analysts.
And parts of EBP are embedded in the EBPH framework.
Need more information about Evidence-based practice, check out these resources.
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