Evidence-based medicine, part 1. An introduction to creating an answerable question and searching the evidence

Richard F. Virgilio, Ana Luz Chiapa, Elizabeth A. Palmarozzi

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Abstract

This article, the first in a series of six articles, introduces the concept of evidence-based medicine and describes the first two steps of practicing it: formulating an answerable clinical question and searching the available evidence. The types of clinical questions practitioners can ask are examined and a hierarchy of how to search for the best and most authoritative evidence is provided. The skills learned from creating an answerable question and searching the evidence, as outlined in this article, provide a solid basis for life-long learning and improved patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume107
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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