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What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Evidence-Based Practice is clinical expertise, best research evidence, and patient values

Evidence-based practice is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." 

Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996;312(7023):71-72.

EBP Process

Evidence-based practice is also a process that begins and ends with the patient. 


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