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Evidence-Based Medicine

"Evidence-Based Medicine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Evidence-Based Medicine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Evidence-Based Medicine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2634 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 186 publications in 2016
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