Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Two millennia later, modern clinical medicine comes to fully agree with this Hippocratic dictum, restating it in the new meaning and terminology as "Evidence-Based Medicine" (Evidence Based MedicineThus, today, evidence-based medicine is defined as the grounding of clinical decisions in the process of systematically finding, evaluating and applying the findings of current research. With this methodology:

  • first, the patient's differential diagnostic problem is clearly formulated based on the main symptom, associated symptoms, personal history, clinical examination and paraclinical (imaging and laboratory) investigation
  • then or at the same time, the most up-to-date and authoritative medical literature sources (guidelines and articles) are searched and the results of the research are evaluated
  • finally, the diagnosis is made and the patient is informed of the best, recommended, effective and personalised treatments that, when applied, may benefit him/her

In contrast to the prevailing inferential logic of the past, which relied on basic research to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms, today's evidence-based medicine is based on outcome research, which systematically investigates the collective clinical experience through multicentre, randomised clinical trials.

Doctor Athanasios Kleontas is informed daily about all developments in thoracic surgery, mainly through continuous monitoring:

and he embodies all these in his everyday clinical practice.

You can arrange an appointment with the doctor

In the morning the Thoracic Surgeon, Dr Athanasios Kleontas MD is at the Interbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki, while in the evening he is at his private office (73, Ermou St).

+30 2310 - 400000

Office 11, 2nd floor. Dec 1742



Doctor is available (by mobile) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You meet him only by appointment at his private office:

Monday to Friday : 18.00 - 21.00

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