Evidence-Based Concepts

Evidence-based Decision Making

Evidence-based Decision Making (EBDM) is the formalized process of using the skills for identifying, searching for and interpreting the results of the best scientific evidence which is considered in conjunction with the clinician’s experience and judgment, the patient’s preferences and values, and the clinical/ patient circumstances when making patient care decisions. EBDM is a tool to improve the quality of care and to reduce the gap between what we know and what we do.