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Evidence-based

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Updated August 28, 2006

Definition: Evidence-based treatment has been shown by means of systematic review of scientific research combined with clinical expertise to be the most effective medical practice, protocol and/or treatment for a specific condition, disease or injury. Evidence-based medicine is about making wise, responsible treatment decisions.


Bibliography
1 Health Compass. Retrieved from: http://www.healthcompass.org June 9, 2006.
2. Dictionary.com Retrieved from: http://dictionary.reference.com. June 9, 2006.
Examples:
A particular therapy is evidence-based, and therefore supported by research.

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