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Evidence Based Medicine: Patient Information

Introduction to fundamental concepts of evidence based medicine and practice.

Patient Information & EBM

What is patient information & why does it matter?

  • Informs or promotes health and wellness.
  • Assist in patient activation and compliance.
  • Assist patients in knowing their options.
  • Give patients more information than is possible during a normal encounter.

How can I tell if it’s reliable?

  • Authority: Who is responsible for the resource?
  • Currency: How often is it updated?
  • Accuracy: Is it fact or fiction?
  • Writing: Is it for doctors or for anyone?