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Health Information Management and Technology: Evidence-Based Practice basics

Evidence-based pyramid

 The higher up on the pyramid the evidence, the better the evidence.

When using the word evidence - think of the word research or journal articles.  The better type of research to answer a question, the better the answer.


You have a journal article about bruxism which is an RCT (Randomized Controlled Trial) and a Case series on bruxism.  Which one is better?  The RCT!  Why?  It's higher on the evidence pyramid.


ebm pyramid

There are many different kinds of EBM pyramids.  This  pyramid represents the basic model.




Evidence-based Books