Evidence-based medicine in obstetrics and gynecology

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This chapter provides an overview and context, discussing the history of evidence based medicine (EBM) in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). It describes the importance and conduct of a systematic evidence review, a hallmark of EBM and contemporary evidence-based decision-making. The systematic review is a hallmark of EBM. Systematic reviews apply a scientific review strategy that limits bias by the systematic assembly, critical appraisal, and synthesis of all relevant studies on a specific topic. The chapter provides additional EBM resources and references for interested readers. OB/GYN has played a long and important role in shaping what is known today as EBM, although it did not always embrace evidence. The beginnings of OB/GYNs relationship with EBM may have started in the 1800s when women went to Lying-in Hospitals to stay for days or months in preparation for and recovery from childbirth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781119072980
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Evidence based medicine
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Scientific review strategy
  • Systematic evidence review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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