2023, Number 1
Cardiovasc Metab Sci 2023; 34 (1)
Clinical application rules
Moragrega-Adame, José Luis
ABSTRACTDecision-making in the daily practice of medicine requires amalgamating the experience of the physician, the data derived from scientific studies as well as the available resources and preferences of patients. Evidence-based medicine helps in these tasks and clinical guidelines have served as support, but the doctor must reinforce his knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and scientific method to be better prepared when deciding which data can be incorporated into the practice of medicine, which should be discarded and identify those that require confirmation. This article presents the most important elements to consider when deciding on the applicability of data from research studies and clinical epidemiology.