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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine

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(p.77) Chapter 9 Evidence-based medicine
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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Henry McQuay

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0009

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. This chapter discusses randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews, which are the most reliable sources of evidence.

Keywords:   randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, medical interventions, healthcare practice, best evidence

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