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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.


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 CEP Program Coordinator at

To read more CEP news click here



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