1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) today represents the confluence of three major movements that all originated in the early nineties. Although the principles of EBM have been widely endorsed in the urological community, many barriers impede evidence-based clinical practice.1 These include the low quality of evidence provided by many studies in urology and poor reporting practices2,3,4,5,6,7 and the lack of familiarity with EBM knowledge and skills, which this chapter in the AUA Core Curriculum seeks to address.
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