Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM could be a meme in medicine that is transferred from one clinical filed to another. The knowledge base that informs clinical decision has been growing with a very rapid pace making it a difficult challenge for the busy clinician to keep up with this growing and high volume of research findings. To keep up to date with the best research evidence, clinicians need a set of strategies. EBM may be the solution of this challenge. The term, Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) was introduced by Elliot Goldner and Dan Bilsker in 1995. The purposes of this review are to introduce EBP and to find the best way to adopt the evidence-based approach to the practice of psychiatry in Korea. For these purposes, we reviewed the practice of EBM and discussed the application of EBP in Korean psychiatric field of medicine.
근거-중심 정신 의학