Evidence-Based Medicine,
Edition 5 How to Practice and Teach EBM
By Sharon E. Straus, CM MD MSc FRCPC, Paul Glasziou, MRCGP FRACGP PhD, W. Scott Richardson, MD and R. Brian Haynes, MD

Publication Date: 25 Apr 2018

Now in its fifth edition, this classic introduction to the practice and teaching of evidence-based medicine is written for busy clinicians at any stage of their career who want to learn how to practise and teach evidence-based medicine (EBM). It is short and practical, emphasizing direct clinical application of EBM and tactics to practise and teach EBM in real-time.

The online toolkit includes Critical appraisal worksheets, Educational prescription, Pocket Cards, EBM calculators, Educational Prescriptions, Clinical Questions log, Self evaluations.

New Features

  • Thoroughly updated with examples from latest evidence/studies.
  • Revised electronic ancillaries, now available online
  • Expanded coverage of audit and measuring quality improvement.
  • Teaching moments now indexed for easy reference.
  • New contributing authors Reena Pattani and Areti Angeliki Veroniki
About the author
By Sharon E. Straus, CM MD MSc FRCPC, Professor, Department of Medicine,Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital,University of Toronto; Paul Glasziou, MRCGP FRACGP PhD, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Australia; W. Scott Richardson, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine,University of Georgia/Augusta University and R. Brian Haynes, MD, Professor Emeritus of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Table of Contents


1 Asking answerable clinical questions

2 Acquiring the evidence: How to find current best evidence and have current best evidence find us

3 Appraising the evidence

4 Therapy

5 Diagnosis and screening

6 Prognosis

7 Harm

8 Teaching methods

9 Evaluation

Appendix 1: Glossary

Appendix 2: Confidence intervals (ebook only)


Book Reviews

From reviews of the previous edition

‘It is so well written that this seems to be a book to read with pleasure, rather than use for reference. That said, the contents and index are clear and a good glossary of terms is provided. Moreover it comes in a robust, small format to fit easily in a lab-coat pocket, and includes … contents in digital form.’

‘This is a classic in the field of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). Its authors are all well-known experts in the field, the book is small, easy to read and provides a wealth of information on the subject. Good buy.’

‘Clear, precise, and quite useful for introductory courses on EBM. The cd includes a lot of resources for everyday practice.’

‘As a researcher and teacher of EBP I found this book to be incredibly useful as a guide and a reference. It provides a clear definition of EBP (EBM) in its broadest context. This book also sets out in clear steps how the process works, and develops, with concise information on how to implement evidence, and how to teach this implementation to health care students and workers.’

Book details
ISBN: 9780702062964
Page Count: 336
Illustrations : 30 illustrations (30 in full color)
Retail Price : £34.99
Hospital-based doctors, general practitioners/primary care physcians/family doctors

Students of epidemiology, medical statistics and public health
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