Sometimes you may find it difficult to pinpoint the cause of your pain and choose the most effective treatment. Suppose you have had a sore throat and a stubborn cough for a few days. Once your condition has improved, you have probably wondered what could have made your symptoms better.
Was it the fact that you had rest, that you took cold medicine, that you have eaten chicken soup or have simply given your body time to fight disease?
What if it was the “secret remedy” your friend recommended to you, or admixture of milk, brandy and herbs?
Before investing time and money in a treatment with pharmaceutical evidence based medicine, it is in your best interest to inform yourself well about its ability to produce the desired effects, on its relative effectiveness compared to other treatments offered and the problems it might cause. When you are about to choose a treatment with your healthcare professional, you should be aware of the possible problems (side effects, cost, and difficulties associated with taking the treatment) that it may pose. (Note: In this document, the term “health professional” is a generic term used to designate doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, etc.)
The Main Goal
The ultimate goal of evidence-based medicine is to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate treatment.in his case. In fact, this amounts to finding a compromise between the information provided by scientific data evidence, the values of the patient and the experience of the healthcare professionals who care for them. Remember that not everyone responds in the same way to a given treatment and that it is therefore impossible to know exactly how you will respond to the treatments prescribed for you.
The Right Fortunes
Fortunately, we can at least assess the likelihood that a given treatment will benefit you or harm your health. Taking With this valuable information, you, your doctor, and other healthcare professionals will be more even choose the treatment that’s right for you. Evidence-based medicine places a high priority on data-driven patient preferences probative. It is vital that you learn about the types of care available to you and that you are aware that all information you find (for example, on the Internet, in books or magazines) do not have the same value. In other words, you must, on the one hand, know whether the information you have found or given to you is reliable and, on the other hand, know the data evidence that supports or denies the effectiveness of the proposed treatment.
Likewise, if you hear that whether a particular treatment is effective or harmful, you should find out where this information comes from and establish its degree of reliability. Note that your healthcare professionals can help you with this. Remember that you should address any questions about your health to a healthcare professional. Competent health. By “competent health professional” is meant health professionals (doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, etc.) who are members of a professional order. It is difficult to assess the competence of people who do not belong to a professional order. Through therefore, it is at your own risk that you call on these so-called “experts”. Don’t assume that you know everything about your medical condition or illness, even if you have searched for information about your symptoms on the Internet or in books. You could do yourself more harm than good by self-diagnosing or self-medication. If you find information about your illness that you think is relevant, bring it to the next appointment with your healthcare professional to discuss this with them.