Definition of evidence-based in US English:



  • Denoting disciplines of health care that proceed empirically with regard to the patient and reject more traditional protocols.

    • ‘Both clinicians and patients can easily access evidence-based protocols using the Internet.’
    • ‘In an age of evidence-based healthcare and nursing, the basis for screening and intervention with respect to PND remains dubious.’
    • ‘Do you see a role for European-style evidence-based medicine in the U.S. healthcare system?’
    • ‘When implemented in the practice setting, patient care is enhanced using evidence-based protocols.’
    • ‘During the last decade, evidence-based practice has become a buzz phrase in health care.’