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Evidence-based Medicine: Steps to EBM

An interdisciplinary guide to EBM resources.


AskAsk an answerable clinical question based on the health needs of a specific patient (may use the PICO framework: Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome).

AcquireFind the best available evidence by searching the literature.

AppraiseCritically appraise the literature: check for validity, clinical relevance, and applicability.

ApplyApply the evidence in your clinical practice.

AssessEvaluate your performance (are you improving outcomes in your patient?)