Evidence-Based Clinical Practice - A Critical Analysis Of Its Justification And Limitations

Koh OH, Gill JS, Pillai SK

Abstract


A lot has been said and debated about evidence-based clinical practice. What is it really and why so much of significance is attached to it? Is all the evidence from clinical trials relevant and reliable? How about experience-based clinical practice? How much of our practice is influenced by clinical data and how much of it by years of practice and number of patients managed? The clinician will still need to exercise common sense when treating patients and they must always remember that each individual patient is unique and a clinician’s approach will have to be catered to their needs. After all, the caveat is that we are treating individuals with feelings and emotions and not textbooks or journal articles.

Keywords:
Evidence-based, clinical practice, justifications, limitations

Keywords


Evidence-based, clinical practice, justifications, limitations

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