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How to Apply EBM to Clinical Settings: Introduction

How to Apply EBM to Clinical Settings: Introduction

Prof. Shawn Chen gives the outlines for this lesson and explains the systematic approach to answering questions in this video.

To begin with, when we get a question, we need to have some background about the requesters. Everyone actually needs different information, so we should notice what kind of professionals they are, such as doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals.

Following that, we need to classify the questions. Then, we have to do some clarification. To avoid misunderstanding the question, we have to actually reverse at a question.

The next step is to do a systematic search. Many people tend to use Google recently, but the answers can barely endorse you. Therefore, we usually start with tertiary reference and then go to secondary resources. If we cannot find the answers from tertiary reference or secondary references, then we can use PubMed or some certain engine to find primary literature. Google is the final consideration.

After completing the systematic search, we need to formulate answers and the response to the questions in a good way. Finally, we need to do a follow-up for those patients’ outcomes.

Besides, she also mentions the questions of requesters and the categorization of question. Which question is significant to you? And which categorization is common to you? Please share your opinion below.

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