Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is "the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence based medicine means intergrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external evidence from systematic research."
--Sackett DL, Rosenberg WC, Gray JAM. (1996). Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ, 312, 71-72.
Healthcare providers of today and tomorrow must understand and apply the concepts of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to cope with the current state of healthcare. The basic concept of EBM is simple -- use the best available information to take care of patients.