Research can help answer important clinical questions such as the utility of diagnostic and screening tests or the benefits, risks, probabilities, and expected outcomes of surgeries.
It is important for clinicians to understand how to measure and compare their clinical practice and how to present data to demonstrate improved clinical practice.
The use of big data (eg, the IRIS program) or the lean technique can improve clinical outcomes, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.
Ophthalmologists use clinical research to establish best practices for patient care. This chapter will help the clinician understand how to critically review research and apply the results to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 1 - Update on General Medicine. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.