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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Evidence-based decision-making

1 Department of Periodontology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Krishnadevaraya Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kerala, India

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Suhana Shamsuddeen
Department of Periodontology, Krishnadevaraya Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jhnps.jhnps_5_22

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Evidence-based decision-making (EBDM) entails the explicit, conscientious, and prudent evaluation of the best available information in making medical decisions. The process of EBDM involves learning the latest approaches and gaining new skills such as how to ask excellent clinical questions, carrying out a computerized search, critically evaluating the evidence, utilizing the findings in clinical settings, and analyzing the process. This method acknowledges that it is difficult for the practitioners to be totally up to date on all illnesses, treatments, materials, or products accessible. As a result, EBDM provides a method for filling in these knowledge gaps to give the best possible care. The basic goal of evidence-based practice is to improve health-care quality. It assists to arrive at a clinical decision on the basis of the latest and advanced research and the best possible evidence. Facilitating EBDM that leads to better patient outcomes, smarter research planning, better products, and improved policy formulation is critical and timely. This article gives an insight into EBDM and various levels of evidence.

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