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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the framework for your clinical decision-making process. It is the integration of
- your knowledge, skills, and past experience (Clinical Expertise);
- the unique preferences, concerns and expectations of your patient (Patient Characteristics); and
- valid and clinically relevant research (Best Evidence).
5 A's - EBP Process
- Review the Situation (Assess)
- Define the clinical problem as a question (Ask)
- Select resources, design a strategy, & search for the answer (Acquire)
- Summarize the evidence yield (Appraise)
- Apply the evidence (Apply)
MORE EBM/EBP INFO:
Evidence-Based Medicine: An Oral History
Richard Smith discusses the history of Evidence-based Medicine with Iain Chalmers, Kay Dickersin, Paul Glasziou, Muir Gray, Gordon Guyatt, Brian Haynes, Drummond Rennie and David Sackett.