The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1

Ross Upshur explores a very important concept in modern healthcare: “The Concept of Evidence” in this and the next podcast. He talks about evidence and what it means to base decision on evidence. He would also
dig into its evolution; attempts made to orient clinical decision making to the literature; its new dimensions and hierarchy of evidence; “what it is and what it isn’t”; and how it relates to patients values and expectations; and more.

Links to some of the articles mentioned in the first podcast:

Evidence-based medicine: A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine
JAMA. 1992;268(17):2420-2425.

Evidence –based Medicine; what it is and what it isn’t
BMJ 1996;312:71