EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship
 

Department

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2017

Abstract

The practice of medicine has come a long way over the past 150 years. For example, routine use of leeches to remove “bad blood” no longer occurs, and everyone involved in healthcare knows to wear personal protective equipment.

Changes to practice have (at times) been slow in coming. However, we simply can no longer routinely rely on providing care without evidence that it works. Investigators conduct rigorous studies to determine the efficacy of treatments. This philosophy of testing clinical practices using research methods to validate their efficacy and safety is known as evidence-based medicine.1

Journal Title

EMS World

Journal Volume

46

Journal Issue

10

Article Starting Page

46

Article Ending Page

50

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