Indian Journal of Urology
EDUCATION
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--78

Evidence-based medicine: The new paradigm of clinical decision making


Santosh Kumar 
 Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

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Santosh Kumar
Department of Urology, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
India

Traditional clinical decision making (Opinion-Based Medicine or The Old Paradigm) is based on individual clinical experience. Wide variability and inconsistencies of traditional clinical decision making have been docu­mented. The movement of Evidence-Based Medicine (The New Paradigm) was started in early 1990s to integrate research evidence into clinical decision-making process with the ultimate aim of providing optimum management to patients. This article briefly discusses the shortcom­ings of Opinion-Based Medicine and describes the prin­ciples, methodology, requisite skills and resources, advantages and limitations of Evidence-Based Medicine.


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Kumar S. Evidence-based medicine: The new paradigm of clinical decision making.Indian J Urol 2000;17:73-78


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Kumar S. Evidence-based medicine: The new paradigm of clinical decision making. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];17:73-78
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