Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare - Home

This guide is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice tutorial

EBP is a Process

Evidence Based Medicine is a process of life-long, problem-based learning. 

The process involves:

  • Converting information needs into focused questions.
  • Efficiently tracking down the best evidence with which to answer the question.
  • Critcally appraising the evidence for validity and clinical usefulness.
  • Applying the results in clinical practice.
  • Evaluating performance of the evidence in clinical application.

Evidence-based Practice

What is Evidence-based Practice and Evidence-based Medicine?

  • "Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values." --Guyatt G, et al. Evidence-Based Medicine working Group. Evidence-based medicine. A new approach to teaching the practice of medicine. JAMA 1992; 268: 2420-5.
  • "Evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care." --Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000

EBM pyramid- The Evidence-based Medicine Triad Source: Florida State University, College of Medicine. Retrieved 08.07.11.

Based on the Evidence-based Medicine Triad Source: Florida State University, College of Medicine. Retrieved 08.07.11.

Evidence-Based Practice: Improving Practice, Improving Outcomes (Parts 1 & 2)

Literature on Evidence-based Practice

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