Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined asthe conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making correct, prompt and individualistic patient care decisions. (Sackett D, 1996) EBP integrates the clinician’sown expertise, the best available scientific evidence, and the patient values and preferences (Figure 1). Figure 1: Elements of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Inability of current…