Evidence-Based Medicine

McMaster and the Faculty of Health Sciences is considered the birthplace of evidence-based medicine, which is described as one of the most important medical advances in the past 150 years, according to the British Medical Journal.  EBM integrates the best research data with clinical expertise and patient values, with the goal to use the best evidence to give patients the best possible care.  David Sackett, one of the School of Medicine’s founding fathers, is considered the ‘father of evidence-based medicine’ who along with Gord Guyatt (who coined the term in the 1990) and Brian Haynes, led the EBM movement in its application to clinical practice.