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Published in: Annals of Surgical Oncology 4/2023

21-01-2023 | EBM | Global Health Services Research

Practice-Changing Evidence in Surgical Oncology: An Annals of Surgical Oncology Series

Authors: Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH, MTS, MBA, Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD

Published in: Annals of Surgical Oncology | Issue 4/2023

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Excerpt

While judgment based on an individual provider’s clinical experience or reliance on expert opinions may be acceptable models of care in some clinical scenarios, the use of high-quality evidence in the literature should be the gold standard. Applying knowledge gained from the literature to patient care promotes consistency of treatment and optimal outcomes, helps establish standards of patient care, and sets criteria to measure and reward performance-based medical practice.1 To this end, evidence-based medicine (EBM) is “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”2 Numerous studies have demonstrated that practicing EBM improves patients’ health, reduces complications, and saves lives.3 EBM has been applied to surgery and surgical subspecialties over the past several decades.4 One challenge to EBM, however, is the timely identification of relevant, high-impact evidence from the literature to inform surgical practice. …
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Metadata
Title
Practice-Changing Evidence in Surgical Oncology: An Annals of Surgical Oncology Series
Authors
Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, PhD, MPH, MTS, MBA
Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD
Publication date
21-01-2023
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Keyword
EBM
Published in
Annals of Surgical Oncology / Issue 4/2023
Print ISSN: 1068-9265
Electronic ISSN: 1534-4681
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-023-13135-w

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