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My Summary of : Principles of evidence based medicine by Dr A K Akobeng

Dr Akobeng's article outline's the importance of evidence-based medicine and provides the reader with a logical 5 step method in order to conduct successful and effective evidence based medical research. The article outlines how evidence based medicine is a systematic approach to clinical problem solving and that it results in a treatment that is an integration between practitioner expertise and patients’ needs. The more we study and understand the correct way to conduct evidence based medicine, the better the quality of healthcare will become.


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The 5 step method proposed by Dr Akobeng consists of 1) Formulating answerable clinical questions, 2) Finding the evidence, 3) Appraising the evidence, 4) Applying the evidence, 5) Evaluating performance. Dr Akobeng states that if these 5 steps are followed when conducting evidence based research for medical practice, it will result in more thorough and conclusive research and thus better patient care. The article also provides examples of each step and provides the reader with websites and resources that they can used to conduct efficient EBM. 


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