Evidence-based medicine in otolaryngology, part 2: The current state of affairs

Jennifer J. Shin, Steven D. Rauch, Jared Wasserman, Orly Coblens, Gregory W. Randolph

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Abstract

What is the current state of evidence-based medicine in otolaryngology? This question inquires about the state of our literature, our attitudes and capabilities, and our patients'desires. Thus, this installment of "Evidence-Based Medicine in Otolaryngology" focuses on these 3 topics. First, the authors consider the literature relative to benchmarks for study design. Second, the data regarding otolaryngologists'and other surgical specialists' attitudes and understanding of clinical data are discussed. Third, patient-based efforts to promote and participate in evidence-based practice are explored. In addition, a discussion of the relevant supportive efforts made by our professional organizations is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume144
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Levels of evidence
  • Otolaryngology
  • Systematic reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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