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Evidence-based ‘Mal’practice, or the Tyranny of Evidence: Perspectives from
Perinatal Care and Women’s Health

Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE
Distinguished University Professor & Marrell Endowed Chair
Department of Community and Family Health
College of Public Health
University of South Florida


This presentation explored the basis for the evidence-based practice (EBP) paradigm, described its use in research and clinical practice, and examined several examples of appropriate and inappropriate application of results in clinical practice.  Examples, while taken from the perinatal and women’s health literature, were illustrative of similar issues across the lifespan.

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  1. Explain the rationale for evidence-based practice (EBP) in improving patient outcomes and the delivery of health services.
  2. Discuss the application of EBP methodologies in research and clinical care.
  3. Differentiate appropriate and inappropriate application of EBP in perinatal care and women’s health that are illustrative of similar issues across the lifespan.

Target audience: physicians, other health practitioners, researchers, community health advocates.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
2351 UC Medical Sciences Building (MSB)
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