Finding and appraising qualitative evidence
Limitations of current clinical practice< Back to search results
- Format Lessons, Texts
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Further education
- EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
- Duration <5 mins
- Difficulty Introductory
Key Concepts addressed
- 1-1a Treatments can harm
- 3-2a Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 1-2g Common practice is not always evidence-based
So why should we change our current practices? Our patients like us; our outcomes are generally good; we keep passing our board exams; and they keep telling us we have the best health care system in the world. Besides, change is hard work. Aren’t we busy enough learning about how to survive in a managed care environment?
Unfortunately, there is good evidence that the quality of care we give our patients could be better.