As Sackett wrote, “External clinical evidence can inform, but can never replace, individual clinical expertise, and it is this expertise that decides whether the external evidence applies to the individual patient at all and, if so, how it should be integrated into a clinical decision. Similarly, any external guideline must be integrated with individual clinical expertise in deciding whether and how it matches the patient’s clinical state, predicament, and preferences, and thereby whether it should be applied.
Sackett DL. Editorial: Evidence-based medicine. Spine 1998; 23(10):1085.
Grey box summaries within ChiroUP have been researched using peer reviewed journals and created from diplomates at every level within our profession. ChiroUp is a resource to expand, however, never replace your clinical expertise.
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