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date: 28 February 2021

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) 

The consistent use of knowledge derived from biological, clinical, and epidemiological research in the management of patients, with particular attention to the balance of benefits, risks, and costs of diagnostic tests, screening programs, and treatment regimens, taking account of each patient’s circumstances, including baseline risk, comorbid conditions, culture, and personal preferences.6, 9, 58, 202, 203, 302 There are no major intellectual reasons either against Evidence-Based (EB) nursing, EB health care planning,58 EB proteomics,91, 434, 435 or, for that matter, EB justice and EB economics.