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About evidence-based practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an approach integrating clinical expertise, research evidence, and patient values, preferences and circumstances.  It is used by health practitioners to inform practice around patient care. 

Using evidence-based practice will help you:

  • apply effective and scientifically validated methods to patient care
  • ensure decisions made about healthcare treatments and policy are made based on rigorous research methods and conclusions
  • apply a framework to reduce variations in clinical practice patterns and provide quality care

Using this guide

This guide is a learning module that will help you to:

  • understand the 5 As of EBP:  ask, acquire/access, appraise, apply, and assess/audit
  • develop EBP research questions 
  • apply the EBP framework to clinical settings

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