History and Development of Evidence-based Medicine

  title={History and Development of Evidence-based Medicine},
  author={Jeffrey A. Claridge and Timothy C. Fabian},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
This article illustrates the timeline of the development of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The term “evidence-based medicine” is relatively new. In fact, as far as we can tell, investigators from McMaster’s University began using the term during the 1990s. EBM was defined as “a systemic approach to analyze published research as the basis of clinical decision making.” Then in 1996, the term was more formally defined by Sacket et al., who stated that EBM was “the conscientious and judicious use… CONTINUE READING
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