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Physician Assistant Program Resources: EBP

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What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?

evidence based process diagram

EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills. The patient brings to the encounter his or her own personal preferences and unique concerns, expectations, and values. The best research evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. (Sackett D, 2002)

The EBP Process

*ASSESS the patient

*ASK the question

*ACQUIRE the evidence

*APPRAISE the evidence

*APPLY with the patient