Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been defined as “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. It is the practice of integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” EBP requires making professional decisions based on systematically gathered evidence drawn from research and from experience and on the patient’s desires and needs in a specific situation.
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires that a practitioner ask questions, research the relevant information, evaluate the data for its validity and usefulness, and determine whether or not the information reviewed is appropriate for implementation in his/her specific clinical practice. It relies on the combination of scientific evidence, clinical expertise, and individual patient needs and choices. Assessment of validity...
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