EBM offers fact-based support for medical decision-making, reducing subjectivity and practice variability
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. It is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. Best research evidence includes both clinically relevant studies and research in the basic sciences.
It is important that the practice of POCT is evidence-based. EBM offers fact-based support for medical decision-making, reducing subjectivity and practice variability. It is also important to separate the facts from conjecture when implementing and utilizing POCT devices, and to define the mechanisms and strategies for optimizing health outcomes.
The Importance of Evidence-Based Medicine in Point-of-Care Testing