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This page explains what evidence-based practice is.

What is Evidence-based Practice?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) focuses on using current evidence derived from clinical research studies and analysis, in combination with a practitioner's ownexperience and judgement.  It's a three-part approach called the three-legged stool of EBP.  The three legs are clinical research, clinical experience, and the patient's preferences.  

Image of the three-legged stool of evidence-based practice.

Clinical research can usually be found in peer-reviewed sources, such as peer-reviewed journal databases.  


Read more about EBP in a peer-reviewed article from Credo Reference..



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