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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.
Image from: Florida State University, College of Medicine
Evidence-Based Practice Model
Five-Steps of the Evidence Cycle
||Formulate a clinical question
||Search for the best evidence to answer your question
||Critically review the evidence for validity and applicability
||Implement findings with your patient
||Evaluate the results
EBP 2.0: Implementing and Sustaining Change