Can evidence-based medicine and clinical quality improvement learn from each other?BMJ quality & safety
Date of this Version4-1-2011
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe 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 InformationPaul 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/