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Evidence-based practice defined
Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients"
The EBM Pyramid
This graphic shows how the quality of evidence increases as the study design and information filters change.
Systematic reviews definition
A systematic review is an overview of primary studies that used explicit and reproducible methods
A meta-analysis is a mathematical synthesis of the results of two or more primary studies that addressed the same hypothesis in the same way
Although meta-analysis can increase the precision of a result, it is important to ensure that the methods used for the review were valid and reliable
BMJ 1997; 315:672
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