Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director2 and
  2. Peter C. Wyer MD Associate Clinical Professor1

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch1

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Rowe, B. H. and Wyer, P. C. (2009) Introduction, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Evidence-based Emergency Medicine (EBEM);
  • EBEM approach and alternative “next-best evidence”;
  • evidence-based medicine (EBM);
  • highest level of evidence (HIGH) and RCTs;
  • levels of evidence and systematic reviews;
  • Cochrane Library and emergency medicine;
  • systematic reviews by members of Cochrane Collaboration;
  • success of any search for answers to clinical questions and active role of bedside clinician

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Introduction

  • Why EBEM?

  • Levels of evidence

  • Levels of evidence and systematic reviews

  • The Cochrane Collaboration

  • The Cochrane Library and emergency medicine

  • Question development

  • Locating the evidence: literature searching

  • Clinical epidemiology terminology

  • Collecting and interpreting the evidence for clinical practice

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References