EBM, CPGs, and workers’ compensation

By J. Mark Melhorn, MD

Building a foundation for better care, improved decision-making

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aim to guide decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of health care. And, if part of your orthopaedic practice involves workers’ compensation claims, you need to be aware of the impact of both EBM and CPGs on the care you provide.

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