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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the practice of incorporating individual experience and patient preference with the best available research evidence to improve patient care. This process requires the ability to understand and translate research to inform clinical decisions. These online modules are intended to support providers with the ability to practice evidence-based medicine.

CME: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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"Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine"

  • Evidence-based medicine is an approach to scientific evidence intended to help both physicians and patients make better health care decisions. This module defines evidence-based medicine, reviews its history and identifies the key elements of this paradigm. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D.

"Searching the Literature"

  • A key step in the evidence-based medicine process is finding the best evidence to answer a clinical question. This module describes approaches to searching the literature to find this evidence. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D.

"Systematic Review Critical Appraisal"

  • Systematic summaries of the literature are an informative means to synthesize a body of research and identify possible explanations for results that differ across studies within a topic. This module introduces systematic reviews and how to evaluate their quality. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D.

"Application of Evidence-Based Medicine to Patient Care"

  • Evidence-based medicine begins and ends with the patient. This module reviews general approaches to the application of evidence to patient care. No CME credit is available.
  • Presenter: Colin P. West, M.D., Ph.D.
  • March 1, 2017
  • ART306138