patient-oriented evidence that matters


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patient-oriented evidence that matters (POEMs),

n an abstract of quality research that is relevant to doctors and patients.
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Evidence-Based Practice focuses on patient-oriented evidence that matters, which is information that must pass 3 relevance criteria: (1) the affected outcome must be one that patients care about (ie, not disease-oriented outcomes); (2) the proposed intervention must be feasible and deal with a common problem; and (3) the results being presented should require a change in practice on the part of most clinicians.

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