Toma de decisiones clínicas basadas en evidencias durante la pandemia de COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: Evidence-based clinical decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult scenario for clinical decision making. Therefore, this
paper aims to explain healthcare practitioners some basic concepts about evidence-based
decision making with respect on doing or not doing a given intervention. For this, firstly we will
discuss in which cases an evidence-based decision making process in necessary. Then, some
previous concepts will be clarified (decision making based on pathophysiological plausibility,
observations made during clinical practice, clinical evidence, as well as the influence from
the pharmaceutical industry). Afterwards steps for evidence-based decision making will be
described: Asking a question, looking for references answering this question, critically assess
such references, understand the underlying logic for decision making, prepare for decisionmaking, make a balance (benefit, harm, and cost), perform a shared decision making process
and reassess the evidence.
Translated title of the contributionEvidence-based clinical decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic
Original languageSpanish (Peru)
Pages (from-to)357-365
Number of pages9
JournalActa Médica Peruana
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Clinical decision-making
  • COVID-19


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