The "Classic Definition"
"EBM is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."
Sackett DL. Rosenberg WM. Gray JA. Haynes RB. Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't.BMJ. 312(7023):71-2, 1996
What is Evidence Based Practice?
Evidence based practice (also called evidence based medicine) integrates the best available research evidence, the clinician's expertise, and the patient's preferences, values, concerns, and expectations.
Evidence-based practice leads to: