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Evidence-based practice in health sciences

Locating best evidence: a step by step approach

What is Evidence-based practice (EBP)?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is "...the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values".

Sackett, David L. BMJ 1996;312:71-72 (13 January)

EBP ensures the use of current best available evidence to aid in decision making about the care of individual patients to provide better outcomes for patients.

Use this guide to:

  • learn the steps of evidence-based practice
  • see practice tools and tutorials
  • learn about levels of evidence
  • find further resources for evidence-based practice in databases