What is Evidence Based Medicine or Evidence Based Practice?
The most common definition of EBP is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in evidence-based practice. EBP is "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. Evidence-based Medicine - What it is and what it isn't. BMJ 1996; 312:71-72. )