According to the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) Evidence-based medicine 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.
The best available clinical evidence is essential in an environment where healthcare payers and providers cannot afford any slippage in patient outcomes and satisfaction. This is a hard fact in an era with unsustainable costs, higher volume of those in need, and more rigid guidelines on federal and state reimbursements.
Within our overall goal of disseminating information about policies and programs that are safe, effective and less costly, the research team at Cochrane at Mason has acquired the unique expertise to conduct and advise on research grounded in the principles and rigors of EBM. Our work in EBM includes:
More information about our current projects within Accelerated Evidence Synthesis is available here.