Evidence-based medicine, the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about individual patients and conditions, is an important foundation of medical education and clinical practice. The practice of evidence-based medicine critically appraises the best available information, assesses its validity, and judiciously applies the derived information to clinical practice. *
* Adapted from DL Sackett et al's 1997 definition of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
Drs. Mark N. Hadley, Beverly C. Walters, and other faculty members within the UAB Division of Neurosurgery have published multiple compilations of medical evidence-based guidelines for neurosurgical disorders.
Guidelines for the Acute Management of Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries