Tools

The five stages of Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence Based Medicine and Baking

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Evidence Based Medicine and Baking; surely a contender for 2014’s most obscure blog title. For my first post, I’ve opted to tackle two “classics” which are essential for any half
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Asking Focused Questions

Asking questions

Asking focused questions benefits both patients and clinicians by being directly relevant to patients’ problems and phrased in ways that direct your search to relevant and precise answers.

Finding the Evidence

Search

Finding the evidence is the second step in evidence-based practice, after formulating a clearly focused clinical question.

Critical Appraisal tools

Appraisal

Critical appraisal worksheets to help you appraise the reliability, importance and applicability of clinical evidence.

Making a Decision

Decision making

The integration of relevant evidence with clinical experience forms the cornerstone of decision making in evidence-based practice.

OCEBM Levels of Evidence

Hitting the target

The Levels of Evidence help you to target your search at the type of evidence that is most likely to provide a reliable answer.