EBM

The Future of Data, the Future of Care.

Evidence Based Medicine “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” (Sackett D, 1996)

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is the foundation for comparative effectiveness research (CER) used by both the Federal Coordinating Council for CER and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to facilitate comparative clinical effectiveness research.

When data is available, it is most often used to analyze outcomes of care delivery.  In most instances the data has substantial gaps in reporting the continuum of care.  When these missing data points, describing what transpired in the process of care delivery, are viewed in conjunction with outcomes, the evidence for best care delivery can be demonstrated.

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Armed with EBM, medical societies can use actual member data to:

  • Document the value of board certification and specialty training
  • Advocate on reimbursement issues with 3rd party payers
  • Impact health policy in surgical specialty areas
  • Remain the primary source of knowledge within specialty

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