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Evidence-Based Practice

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Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practice Guide. Clinical students, faculty, and staff interested in evidence-based practice will find these resources particularly useful.  Use this page as a jumping-off point to locate journal articles, books, and other resources to create a well-formed research question, effectively search the health sciences literature, and appraise evidence that you find.

Definition of EBP

Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.* 


*Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et. al. Evidence - based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nded. Edinburg: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Steps in EBP Process