Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means to integrate individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research. So evidence and its quality is the key issue of evidence-based medicine. The purpose of this article is to introduce to the healthcare professionals the sources of evidence and how to search for evidence for them.
Citation： HE Li. Sources of evidence and searching for evidence. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2001, 01(1): 39-41. doi: Copy