Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. We ask authors to explicitly rate the level of evidence for key recommendations on diagnosis and treatment whenever possible so readers will have a better understanding of the strength of the recommendations. Readers, in turn, should understand the ratings and the significant impact they can have on their practice. The following information is provided for readers who want to learn more about EBM, and for authors preparing manuscripts for publication.
EBM Glossary -- Glossary of common terms and abbreviations used in evidence-based medicine, and criteria of various study types.
EBM Features & Departments -- EBM features and departments are published in every issue of American Family Physician.
Guidelines for Rating the Strength of Recommendations in Clinical Review Articles -- Information about rating the level of evidence-based medicine in American Family Physician.
EBM Sources -- Listing of evidence-based resources recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
EBM Articles & Resources -- Articles and resources about evidence-based medicine (EBM) from American Family Physician and others.
EBM Calculators -- Listing of evidence-based tools to guide clinical decision making.