Evidence-based medicine

July/August 2015 Issue
How to Help Your Patients Choose Wisely [Feature]

Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.

Jun 2008 Issue
How to Find Clinical Information Quickly at the Point of Care [Feature]

The article offers tips for using technology at the point of care to facilitate patient education and evidence-based decision making.

May 2008 Issue
The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making [Feature]

Inspired by the bestselling book "How Doctors Think," the author describes different approaches to clinical decision making.

Apr 2006 Issue
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Feature]

The article is part of the Point of Care Guides series. It offers an evidence-based tool for deciding whether to hospitalize a patient who has pneumonia, but it also acknowledges the crucial role of physician judgment.

Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently [Feature]

The article explains how to phrase clinical questions for efficient searches and where to go online for quick, evidence-based information.

May 2005 Issue
A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses [Improving Patient Care]

The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Estimating the Risks of Coronary Angioplasty [Improving Patient Care]

The article presents an evidence-based approach to estimating the likelihood of in-hospital complications in a patient undergoing coronary angioplasty.

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Spoofing Spurious Science [Editorial]

A send-up of retrospective studies.

Jun 2004 Issue
Acute Otitis Media in Children [Improving Patient Care]

The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

May 2004 Issue
A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature [Feature]

The article teaches physicians how to quickly evalute the usefulness of a clinical research article using the PP-ICONS acronym: problem, patient population, intervention, comparison, outcomes, number, statistics.

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