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Evidence-based medicine is defined as the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient value... When these three elements are integrated, clinicians and patients form a diagnostic and therapeutic alliance which optimizes clinical outcomes and quality of life.
Years ago, as part of its commitment to improving clinical quality, the Ministry of Health established the Saudi Center for Evidence Based Healthcare (EBHC) which delivered training workshops on the concept of evidence-based medicine.
The Center’s overall objective has recently evolved to include improvement of patient outcomes through reducing unwarranted clinical practice variation.  This means ensuring that patients are managed in alignment with recommended best practice, regardless of the clinician or provider location, unless of course, conditions exist to justify warranted variation. 
The EBHC is also tasked with addressing clinical quality by providing national leadership and facilitating collaboration in the adaptation/development, implementation, and evaluation of nationally agreed evidence based clinical practice guidelines.
Recommendations from these guidelines are mainly informed by health technology assessment, which is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technologies including any method used to promote health; prevent and treat disease; and improve rehabilitation or long-term care such as procedures, drugs, devices, diagnostic tests, and screening programs.
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