What is Evidence Based Treatment?
Both Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) assert that making clinical decisions based on best evidence, either from the research literature or clinical expertise, improves quality of care and quality of life. EBP is unique because it includes the preferences and values of the client and family in the process. While the clinician may utilize the best evidence available, application and outcomes will differ based upon clients' values, preferences, concerns, and/or expectations. We believe that every person deserves the highest quality of care. Unfortunately, it takes time, money and effort for clinicians to stay up to date with current evidence. This sometimes makes it difficult for clinicians to base their treatment decisions on more than just opinion, philosophy, or precedent. At the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS), we make a great deal of effort to keep up with the science and hold ourselves to the highest standards, even when that incurs more time and cost. We believe that ultimately, that will result in the most efficient, effective treatments for our clients.