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Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other?
BMJ quality & safety
  • Paul Glasziou, Bond University
  • Greg Ogrinc, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Steve Goodman, Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Date of this Version
4-1-2011
Document Type
Journal Article
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Glasziou, P., Ogrinc, G., & Goodman, S. (2011). Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other? BMJ quality & safety, 20, (Suppl 1), i13-i17.

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Abstract
The considerable gap between what we know from research and what is done in clinical practice is well known. Proposed responses include the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Clinical Quality Improvement. EBM has focused more on ‘doing the right things’dbased on external research evidenced whereas Quality Improvement (QI) has focused more on ‘doing things right’ based on local processes. However, these are complementary and in combination direct us how to ‘do the right things right’. This article examines the differences and similarities in the two approaches and proposes that by integrating the bedside application, the methodological development and the training of these complementarydisciplines both would gain.
Citation Information
Paul Glasziou, Greg Ogrinc and Steve Goodman. "Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other?" BMJ quality & safety Vol. 20 Iss. Suppl 1 (2011) p. i13 - i17
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paul_glasziou/46/