The term ’evidence-based medicine’ was first used in a published journal in 1992, and was formally defined in 1996 by Sacket et al as ‘the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence about the care of the individual patient.
After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to:
Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1, 1.4, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.3.
Accreditation code: CAP1904C
A young mother asks you if honey is an effective cough treatment for her child (age 6; weight 19 kg). The effectiveness of honey for cough is not included in the Australian Medicines Handbook or the Therapeutic Guidelines, but you want to provide an evidence-based answer.
Determine your answer by creating a PICOS and appraising the relevant studies.
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