Using and teaching evidence-based medicine: the Duke University child and adolescent psychiatry model.
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is defined as a set of processes that facilitate the conscientious, explicit, and judicious integration of individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM focuses not only on grading the strength of the evidence but also on the processes and tools that are necessary for clinicians to continually upgrade their knowledge and skills for those problems encountered in daily practice. This article, authored by members of the Duke Pediatric Psychiatry EBM Seminar Team, (1) describes EBM as applied to the training of child and adolescent psychiatrists in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center; (2) presents a simplified discussion of EBM as a technology for training and patient care; (3) discusses the basic principles and procedures for teaching EBM in the setting of a multidisciplinary training program; and (4) briefly mentions two training and research initiatives that are furthered by incorporating EBM.
March, JS; Chrisman, A; Breland-Noble, A; Clouse, K; D'Alli, R; Egger, H; Gammon, P; Gazzola, M; Lin, A; Mauro, C; Rana, A; Ravi, H; Srirama, M; Su, H; Thrall, G; van de Velde, P; Duke Pediatric Psychiatry EBM Seminar Team,
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