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EDITORIAL EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE IN PSYCHIATRY

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Evidence based medicine implies blending the best available evidence with clinical judgement and patient preferences in managing their illnesses (Sackett et al., 1996). The growing interest in evidence based medicine among practising clinicians has prompted specialists of every branch to ask themselves, "to what extent is the care of my patients evidence based?" Evaluating one's own performance is the final step in the five stage process of traditional evidence based practice. The first four steps are: to formulate for each chosen clinical problem an answerable question, to search the medical literature and other sources for information pertaining to that question, to assess the validit

Year: 2013
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