The integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.
Source: Sackett, D.L., Rosenberg, W.M., Gray, J.A., Haynes, R.B., & Richardson, W.S. (1996). Evidence based medicine: What it is and what it isn’t. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 312(7023), 71–72.
The evidence-based practice process consists of five phases often represented as the “five As.”
The five As of evidence-based practice are:
1. Ask a clear clinical question
2. Acquire best available evidence
3. Appraise evidence for quality
4. Apply evidence to practice
5. Assess the outcomes
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