evidence-based medicine

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evidence-based medicine (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Health care whose policies and practices are derived from the systematic, scientific study of the effectiveness of various treatments.
    • 2004, S. Timmermans and E. S. Kolker, "Evidence-Based Medicine and the Reconfiguration of Medical Knowledge," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 45, extra issue, p. 177:
      In the last decade, the health care field has been under the spell of evidence-based medicine—a social movement aimed to strengthen the scientific base of health care and determine the effectiveness of clinical interventions.