Practice Notes — The art of practicing evidence-based medicine
Abstract: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has focused on the treatment of inpatients in hospital settings. But it’s clear that it’s just as valid for outpatients in physician practices. Several provisions outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) give physicians the incentive to practice this brand of medicine. This article describes some of the basics of EBM, while a sidebar shows where to find more information.