Policy makers increasingly want to take their decisions based on evidence. Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research (Sackett D,1996).
The PEROSH project "OSH Evidence - Clearinghouse of systematic reviews" intends to support evidence-based OSH decision-making by making available the high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews on OSH topics.
The EbM Triad
Reference: Sackett DL, Rosenberg WMC, Gray JAM, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. 1996. Evidence-based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ 312: 71–2