“[is] the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. (Sackett, D.)
“requires the integration of the best research evidence with our clinical expertise and our patients’ unique values and circumstances” (Straus, SE.)
"Information Mastery is the application of the principles of evidence-based medicine concepts and techniques to the day-to-day practice of medical care. The concepts were developed in the early 1990s by Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd of Tufts University and David Slawson, MD of the University of Virginia."
Source: Tufts University School of Medicine: Center for Information Mastery. http://medicine.tufts.edu/Education/Academic-Departments/Clinical-Departments/Family-Medicine/Center-for-Information-Mastery. Retrieved 9 March 2015
Information Mastery is based on several concepts: