As described by Izet Masic, Milan Miokovic and Belma Muhamedagic, evidence-based medicine (EBM) is, “the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. It is a movement which aims to increase the use of high-quality clinical research in clinical decision making.”
At its best, evidence-based practice combines the latest clinical evidence clinical expertise and the values and preferences of the patients to result in optimal patient outcomes and the highest level of care.
At EBSCO we are committed to promoting evidence-based practice by providing physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and allied health professionals with the fastest answers to their clinical questions at the point of care that are based on and supported by the best and most current available evidence. To do that, we consistently and systematically identify, select, evaluate, summarize and synthesize clinical evidence, as well as continuously update it.
EBSCO’s rigorous evidence-based methodology and editorial process is applied to all of our clinical decision support, shared decision-making and skill and competency development solutions to ensure content is always based on evidence and not solely on the opinion of the author or clinical experts.