- CAB International
- Available at: www. cabdirect.org. Accessed June…
s we discussed in the May/June 2009 issue of the Banfield Journal, evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) uses the best available research evidence along with clinical expertise, client preferences, patient needs and available resources to make the most informed clinical decisions. EBVM may suggest the best approach to a specific clinical problem, but it is the practitioner who integrates all this knowledge to recommend the best course of care. EBVM includes these steps: 1) Ask an answerable clinical question; 2) Find the best evidence to answer the question; 3) Critically appraise the evidence for its validity and usefulness; 4) Apply this evidence by integrating the appraisal results with clinical expertise, patient needs and client values; 5) Implement and evaluate the outcomes.