According to a paper co-authored by Dr. Daniella Zipkin of the Duke University Medical Center and published recently in the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, primary-care medical professionals deal with several challenges in incorporating evidence-based medicine into their practices. Evidence-based medicine constitutes using the most up-to-date and highest-quality research in carrying out decisions related to patient care.
Daniella Zipkin’s paper, titled “Evidence-Based Medicine and Primary Care: Keeping Up is Hard to Do,” explores in-depth the data in support of evidence-based medicine, and suggests methods for overcoming the difficulties and integrating it smoothly into everyday care practices. Moreover, Dr. Zipkin’s research highlights the increasingly important role evidence-based medicine will play in the health care establishment, especially considering that professionals can fulfill Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 criteria through the practice of evidence-based medicine.
To read Daniella Zipkin’s paper in its entirety and to browse other articles in the September/October 2012 issue of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, please visit