Medicine on the Net

In order to make good decisions about managing patients, providers have to integrate the best available external evidence with clinical expertise. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious and judicious use of best evidence in making medical decisions. The discipline was developed at McMaster University in Canada and soon spread to the U.K. and then to the U.S. The primary EBM organization in the U.K. is the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford. Their goal is “to promote evidence-based healthcare and provide support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them.” This site was launched in an effort to meet that goal.

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