Evidence Based Decision Making: A Review

Keywords: Evidence-Based, Medicine, Dentistry, Decision, Error


In today’s era, many of the decisions are based upon gut feeling, intuition, or instinct rather than relied on actual scientific data and facts. It’s important and essential to do the needful based on facts and not feelings for the best possible outcomes. Evidence based decision making in the field of healthcare describes the integration of basic rules of evidence as they evolve into implementation in daily practices. In dentistry, the principles of evidence-based decision making as well as a very common clinical dilemma to make a decision on whether to save and preserve the natural tooth or to extract and replace it with an implant or any sort of prosthesis is often experienced by a clinician easily. The need of evidence plays a very important role in making decisions. It helps provide a better outcome which will result in fewer casualties.


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Author Biographies

Twesha Huidrom

BDS Intern, D.J. College of Dental Sciences & Research, Modinagar, U.P., India

Ravneet Malhi

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences & Research, Modinagar, U.P., India


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0507.10468
Published: 2021-10-28
How to Cite
Twesha Huidrom, Ravneet Malhi. Evidence Based Decision Making: A Review. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Oct.28 [cited 2021Dec.4];5(7):RV1-RV4. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/468

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