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can anyone give me an example how you applied evidence-based practice to your clinical practice?
always carefully read literature you believe to be "evidence-based practice". studies are often biased and not always accurate. here is an example or parody on ebp that was published in the british medical journal.
smith gcs, pell jp. (2003). parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. bmj, 327(7429), 1459-1461.
to determine whether parachutes are effective in preventing major trauma related to gravitational challenge.
systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
medline, web of science, embase, and the cochrane library databases; appropriate internet sites and citation lists.
studies showing the effects of using a parachute during free fall.
main outcome measure
death or major trauma, defined as an injury severity score > 15.
we were unable to identify any randomised controlled trials of parachute intervention.
as with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials. advocates of evidence based medicine have criticised the adoption of interventions evaluated by using only observational data. we think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidence based medicine organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute:d