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About Us

The Center for Evidence-based Practice is Penn Medicine’s
premier resource for rigorous assessment, synthesis, and translation of evidence


Lead the integration of the best available evidence into institutional decision-making, in order to strengthen the quality, safety and value of care for patients and populations



To accomplish this mission, CEP performs;

  • Rapid systematic reviews to inform institutional decision-making

  • Translates evidence into practice through clinical decision support interventions and clinical pathways

  • Provides education in evidence-based practice to trainees, staff, and faculty


New! Request a Copy of a Completed Report Sept. 2020

If you are external to Penn and would like to request a copy of a completed report, please submit your request using this form.


New! Submit a Request to CEP! Aug 2020

You can now submit a request to our center using our new intake form via REDcap. To submit a request, please complete the form in its entirety, providing as much detail as possible for our team to understand the context of your request and in turn find the best available evidence!If you have issues or need assistance in completing your request, please email to schedule a consult with a CEP team member.

New! How to Use a CEP Report! Aug 2020

Our intended goal of the document is; general education for the end-user and promotion of our Center’s ability to assist with evidence translation/added value in association with CEP reports. This tool is intended for a diverse multidisciplinary audience internal to Penn Medicine.

COVID-19 Rapid Guidance Summaries! Mar 2020

A Rapid Guidance Summary is an ultra-rapid evidence report intended to help Penn Medicine entities (hospitals and outpatient care services) prepare and deliver the best possible care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the most up to date reports in our COVID-19 Reports library here. If you would like to submit a topic request specific to COVID-19, please email Rachael Rider, CEP Program Coordinator at

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