Friday, May 13, 2005

Health Affairs - Putting Evidence Into Practice

January/February 2005 - Volume 24, Number 1
The era of evidence-based medicine, long in gestation, has arrived in full flower as an increasing number of individuals and organizations are coming to accept its potential to improve the quality of care delivered and to make that care more affordable. Reflections of this new emphasis are apparent in many places: from newspaper editorials that promote the concept, to broader government efforts to invest more resources in producing solid evidence, to private-sector initiatives that use evidence in the search for better value.
To underscore the more aggressive pursuit of better evidence, Health Affairs is devoting this issue of the journal to EBM.