Evidence-based medicine in orthopaedics.

Published online: Apr 27 2004

Barbier O, Hoogmartens M.

Department of Orthopaedics, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is medicine based on the sum of personal clinical experience and clinical studies with the best possible design (preferably, but not necessarily, randomised controlled trials or RCTs), while focusing on the expectancies of patients and institutions.