Research Trends in Evidence-Based Medicine: A Joinpoint Regression Analysis of More than 50 Years of Publication Data
The Hung Bui, Phuoc Long Nguyen, Phi Hung Le, Thien Luan Nguyen, Hoang Anh Nguyen, Diem Nghi Tran, Van Hieu Mai, Thi Huyen Trang Nguyen, Herizo Fabien Rafidinarivo, Ky Anh Nguyen, David Hawkes, Tien Huy Nguyen, Kenji Hirayama
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has developed as the dominant paradigm of assessment of evidence that is used in clinical practice. Since its development, EBM has been applied to integrate the best available research into diagnosis and treatment with the purpose of improving patient care. In the EBM era, a hierarchy of evidence has been proposed, including various types of research methods, such as meta-analysis (MA), systematic review (SRV), randomized controlled trial (RCT), case report (CR), practice guideline (PGL), and so on. Although there are numerous studies examining the impact and importance of specific cases of EBM in clinical practice, there is a lack of research quanti..View full abstract
NPL, NTHT, TDN, MVH, and NHA have been awarded scholarships from the Vietnam Student Development Fund (VNSDF; www.vnsdf.org). The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, preparation of the manuscript, or decision to publish.