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Glossary - Medical and Educational

This personal glossary is to support medical and educational presentations. See Glossaries and Links for computer and internet glossaries.

Boolean Logic
In the context of medical computing discussions, this refers to a way of creating "queries" for computers using search terms and the joining words - AND, OR, NOT.
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
"Evidence-based medicine involves integrating current best evidence with clinical expertise, pathophysiological knowledge, and patient preferences in making decisions about the care of individual patients." (Sacket et al. Evidence based medicine ... BMJ 1996 7023 312:71-72)

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