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Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 1999 May-Jun;78(3):228-32.

Evidence-based medicine in physiatry: the experience of one department's faculty and trainees.

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  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark 07103-2406, USA.


Evidence-based medicine is regarded by many as the new paradigm in medical practice. Sixty-seven medical school faculty and trainees in a physical medicine and rehabilitation department were surveyed with regard to training and competence in the use of evidence-based medicine techniques. The majority of subjects in the present study supported the use of evidence-based medicine techniques, although a number of the respondents indicated that they lacked adequate training or competence in their use. It is suggested that medical schools and physiatry residency programs provide a greater emphasis on training in evidence-based medicine. Recommendations are provided that individuals can use to develop a systematic strategy to keep up with the rapidly expanding medical literature.

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