Evidence-Based Medicine

There are often several different ways for a physician to treat a medical condition. At its best, the medical management of conditions should be based upon the most up-to-date scientific and clinical evidence that tells us the best treatment for a particular condition.

Patients expect their physician to use the most current information in choosing how to manage their condition. Physicians should expect that they will be supported in their continuing quest to apply the best information to their practice.
United Health Foundation (http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ebm.html) seeks to support a clinician’s skillful use of scientifically valid and evidence-based information through periodic distribution of the British Medical Journal’s book, Clinical Evidence, free of charge to more than 500,000 of our nation’s physicians, physicians-in-training and nurses.

Resources
Episode Treatment Groups – http://www.symmetry-health.com

EBM Rules

Acute Low Back Pain
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
Acute Otitis Media
Acute Sinusitis
Asthma (adult)
Asthma (pediatric)
Atrial Fibrillation
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening
COPD
Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) and Transient Cerebral Ischemia (TIA)
Cervical Cancer Screening
Childhood Pharyngitis
Chlamydia Screening
Chronical Renal Failure
Colon Cancer
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Depression
Diabetes Mellitus
Epilepsy
HIV / AIDS
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pregnancy Management
Prostate Cancer
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sickle Cell Anemia
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)