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

Álvaro Taype-Rondan*, Sergio Goicochea-Lugo

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 decision-making, 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
Pages (from-to)357-365
Number of pages9
JournalActa Medica Peruana
Issue number3
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2020


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