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Evidence-Based Medicine in Neurology

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195133790
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863730 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.19
Evidence-Based Medicine in Neurology

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This chapter describes the principals and practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM), its limitations, and future directions for EBM. The goal of EBM is to provide high quality information in “real time” for neurologists to use in practice. Evidence-based medicine provides a set of tools to formulate a clinically important question about a particular patient and to efficiently access and critically evaluate relevant information. Neuroepidemiologic studies provide the groundwork for evidence-based medicine by supplying research about patient risk, prognosis, and harm.

Keywords: systematic review; medical literature; clinical practice; health care quality

Chapter.  8135 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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