Evidence-Based Practice Overview

Evidence-Based Practice Defined:

"Making a conscientious effort to base clinical decisions on research that is most likely to be free from bias, and using interventions most likely to improve how long or well patients live."

Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS
Professor, University of Georgia
Editor-in-Chief, Essential Evidence Plus

Watch this video of Dr. Mark Ebell discussing Evidence-Based Practice

Healthcare in the 21st Century relies not only on individual medical skills, but also on the best information on the effectiveness of each intervention being accessible to practitioners, patients, and policy makers. This approach is known as "evidence-based healthcare".

As interest in, and commitment to, an evidence-based approach to healthcare grows, Wiley aims to equip clinicians and healthcare professionals with up-to-date, global, unbiased, and independently reviewed medical information to facilitate diagnosis and improve patient care. Clinical workflow information is a carefully-constructed formula of information types including evidence-based data, expert opinion, guidelines, and protocols. None of these information types alone will fully answer any complex clinical question.

Wiley has created exceptional products and services to support healthcare professionals at critical points during the workflow process, taking into account the complex information requirements of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. Wiley’s range of evidence-based clinical decision support tools are designed to aid healthcare professionals in accessing the right information at the right time.