Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.1
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is therefore the process of combining both expertise and research in order to make informed decisions in the care of patients.2
Strong, refined research and information literacy skills are essential for evidence-based practice, and practitioners must be able to locate, evaluate, and apply research to their clinical practice.
1, 2Center for Evidence-Based Medicine. (2011). What is EBM? Retrieved from: https://www.cebm.net/index.aspx?o=1914
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Evidence-Based Practice requires a clinician or researcher to locate the best evidence and information to inform healthcare decision-making.
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