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Evidence-Based Medicine: Steps 4-5: Apply & Assess

Step 4: Apply

The fourth step of EBM is to apply the evidence you have found to the situation.  

Questions you might ask: Are these studies relevant to your patient’s case? Does the suggested intervention violate your patient’s values? 

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Step 5: Assess

The final step of EBM is to assess the effectiveness of your clinical decision. 

Questions you might ask: Was your intervention successful? What was your patient's attitude toward the treatment plan? What could you have done differently?

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