2008 - Evidence-based medicine targets the individual patient. Part 1: How clinicians can use study results to determine optimal individual care (Editorial)

Bassler, Dirk; Busse, Jason W.; Karanicolas, Paul J.; Guyatt, Gordon H.
June 2008
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p1
Academic Journal
The article describes evidence-based medicine (EBM) tools that address individual patient decision-making. EBM assists clinicians who ponder how generalizable randomized controlled trial (RCT) results are to their individual patients and their circumstances. EBM offers approaches to establish individual benefits and risks via individual patient expected event rates. EBM complements the traditional approach to individualized decision-making with a set of rigorous tools and strategies.


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