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Evidence-Based Practice in Health

This guide includes a tutorial about Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in Health, a Reference Shelf of supporting eBooks, and a Toolkit of online sources of evidence.

Audit

The Audit step in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is one of self-evaluation.  Self-evaluation of performance in EBP is essentially the process of answering questions such as the following:

  1. Am I asking well‐formulated answerable questions?
  2. Am I becoming more efficient in my searching for the best evidence?
  3. Am I critically appraising evidence for its validity and usefulness?
  4. Am I integrating critical appraisals into my practice?
  5. Is what I have learned been translated into better clinical practice?

Self-Evaluation Questions

The following checklist offers more detailed questions to consider when completing the Audit step.1

References

1. Straus, S., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W., & Haynes, R. (2011). Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach it (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier