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No need to fear evidence-based medicine. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2012 Mar-Apr;14(2):89-92

Date

12/21/2011

Pubmed ID

22183057

DOI

10.1001/archfacial.2011.1182

Abstract

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making. The notion seems noble in its purpose, yet there are some apprehensions and misconceptions among physicians, especially those in a predominantly surgical field such as facial plastic surgery. Developing a sophisticated understanding of the inherent biases and limitations of EBM will become increasingly important for the researcher and practicing surgeon as we strive to improve the rigor of our studies and produce noteworthy scientific evidence that improves the health outcomes for our patients.

Author List

Rhee JS, Daramola OO

Author

John S. Rhee MD Chair, Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Attitude of Health Personnel
Decision Making
Evidence-Based Medicine
Forecasting
Humans
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality Control
Surgery, Plastic
United States
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