from: UC Davis
Evidence-based practice is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."
Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996;312(7023):71-72.
Evidence-based practice is also a process that begins and ends with the patient.
from: Duke University
Filtered Information Resources
Filtered resources summarize and appraise evidence from several studies. Include systematic reviews, critically appraised topics, evidence-based guidelines, and point of care references.
Sources for Primary Literature
Use these tools to search for primary studies. Utilize filters to find study types that provide best evidence; to narrow your results by patient age or gender, date or language.
PICO or PICOTT: a mnemonic to help formulate clinical question.in EBP.
Often, not all are used in searching for evidence. For example, you often start with P and I.
PICO Clinical Question Worksheet
Types of Question and Study design: