La medicina basata sulle evidenze e davvero una moda? Sicuramente e di moda criticarla. Un commento metodologico del Centro Italiano per la Medicina Basata sulle Prove

Translated title of the contribution: Is evidence-based medicine just a fashion? Denigrating it is without any doubt a fashion. A methodological comment of the Italian Centre for Evidence-Based medicine

A. A. Conti, C. Galanti, G. F. Gensini

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Abstract

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) represents the methodological search for the best solution of a clinical problem, using the most relevant scientific acquisitions of biomedical research, collected and critically appraised in the light of the experience and expertise of physicians. This search is targeted to individual patient care, in the frame of risk/benefit and cost/effectiveness ratios. EBM approach constitutes a precious tool for applied clinical practice, and can also represent a useful methodological instrument for the complete management of patients. The impetus given to outcome studies, to effectiveness studies, to careful attention for outpatients, to the individual data (of the patients of controlled trials) analysis is a major merit of EBM. Many authors nowadays consider EBM just a fashion, and today denigrating EBM appears a fashion too. Medicine complexity is enormous, and EBM can provide a useful methodological approach to this same complexity. EBM is not the automatic solution for every clinical problem, but is a logical tool for the critical evaluation of the relevance of biomedical research results and for the judgment of their applicability into daily clinical practice.

Translated title of the contributionIs evidence-based medicine just a fashion? Denigrating it is without any doubt a fashion. A methodological comment of the Italian Centre for Evidence-Based medicine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1192-1195
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Volume1
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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