Evidence-Based Information

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

Definition - What does Evidence-Based Information mean?

Evidence-based information, within the context of occupational health and safety, refers to gathering a base of solid and reliable scientific evidence about a group of individuals when applying a determined health care program and implementing policies related to health and safety initiatives.

WorkplaceTesting explains Evidence-Based Information

Evidence-based information is closely related to evidence-based practice and evidence-based medicine. The latter two are the application of health measures or programs relying on the evidence-based information gathered beforehand. Evidence-based practice is often composed of three major principles:

  • The best available information or research evidence on what treatment works and why
  • Clinical judgement and experience to identify each individual's unique health and safety requirements as well as the potential risk and benefits of intervention
  • Worker values and preferences

This definition was written in the context of Occupational Health and Safety
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