Support your decisions with evidence-based medicine

February 1, 2003

Use this framework to facilitate complex decisions for treatment anddisease managementMedicine is both an art and a science. One hundred years ago, physiciansplaced more emphasis on the art than on the science, as documented studiessupporting the scientific basis for therapeutic decisions were few and farbetween. Since the 1990s, a plethora of information has become availableon studies, research, and scientific investigation on the treatment of disease,outcomes, and management of entire patient populations.