A popular definition of evidence-based practice (EBP) is from David Sackett.
"the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research". Sackett, D.L. (1996)
From: UNC Health Sciences Library. UNC-Chapel Hill. Retrieved from: http://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/ebm
Questions arise every day in the course of caring for patients. You may be faced with everyday clinical queries, emerging areas of practice, technological innovation, change management or economic and industrial challenges that demand new and creative approaches.
Where to begin? On the next pages we look at strategies for analysing different scenarios using evidence-based practice.