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Uniting around the evidence, part 1: Guiding principles for practitioners

Haldeman and Degenais elegantly describe what being an evidence-based/informed practitioner entails in their 2008 article in The Spine Journal. “The guiding principle behind evidence-informed management is that practitioners should be aware of and use research evidence when available, make personal recommendations based on clinical experience when it is not available, and be transparent about the process used to reach their conclusion.” I would add that this principle applies not only to care directly provided by any given practitioner, but also to care provided via integration and collaboration with, and/or referrals to, other practitioners. I’m not sure how any ethical healthcare practitioner could disagree with this guiding principle. » Read more...