Residents

Evidence-Based Medicine &
Practice Management Overview

The purpose of residency is to obtain skills to practice medicine. Postgraduate training allows you to view and participate in medical decisions alongside many different doctors, allowing you to extrapolate information to shape your future clinical decisions. Part of this process is utilizing research and literature to identify evidence-based practice.

Though residents are bombarded with educational experiences and information, very few take the time to organize their education into practice guidelines.

The future of medicine will depend on efficiency, comprehensiveness, and compliance.

Hospitals are readily implementing practice guidelines, protocols, and procedures utilizing evidence-based medicine. The practice of evidence-based medicine and practice implantation has been popularized since the 1990s due to its ability to increase efficiency, improve outcomes, decrease mistakes, decrease liability, and increase revenue while decreasing wasted medical expenses.

Though many institutions and professional organization have developed practice protocols, very few practicing physicians create their own practice guidelines to implement in their private office.