The rationale for practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) is rooted in the explosion of health care research and the importance of physicians continually incorporating this new information into practice. The ability to practice EBM has been aided by the dramatic improvements in information technology made during the past decade. The adaptation of explicit EBM principles by pediatricians has been slower than by our colleagues in family medicine or internal medicine. With several recent publications of texts on EBM for pediatricians, including the most recent by Dr William Feldman, this trend is clearly changing.
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