Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7094
ANGELIS, Rodrigo Mariano da Costa de; AVEZUM JUNIOR, Álvaro; CAVALCANTI, Alexandre Biasi and CARVALHO, Rogério Teixeira de. Evidence-based anesthesiology: what is it and how to practice it. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2004, vol.54, n.4, pp. 582-594. ISSN 0034-7094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942004000400014.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The principles of evidence-based medicine have been applied to Anesthesiology. The purpose of this article is to review the basis for the practice of evidence-based medicine and give some examples of how its principles may be incorporated to the clinical practice. We couldn't find any article about this issue in the Brazilian medical literature and decided to perform it. CONTENTS: This study is a review focusing on a new medical paradigm and how it can be applied to Anesthesiology. CONCLUSIONS: Evidence-Based Anesthesiology is the integration of best scientific evidence, anesthesiologists' clinical experience and patients' expectations, aiming at improving patients' care.
Keywords : ANESTHESIOLOGY [evidence-based anesthesia]; EPIDEMIOLOGY [Clinical].