What is EBP?
"Evidence based medicine is the:
- conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.
The practice of evidence based medicine means:
- integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."
From: Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ 1996 Jan 13;312(7023):71-2.
Steps in the EBP Process
Five-Steps of the Evidence Cycle
|Ask||Formulate a clinical question|
|Acquire||Search for the best evidence to answer your question|
|Appraise||Critically review the evidence for validity and applicability|
|Apply||Implement findings with your patient|
|Assess||Evaluate the results|