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Using clinical guidelines critically to define and measure best practice

Busy clinicians don’t have time to search for and appraise research articles; however many do use clinical guidelines to inform their practice. At the same time, we know that clinical guidelines do not always synthesise the highest quality research evidence

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Clarifying types of evidence in Evidence-Based Health Care?

It’s time to explode the assumption that the best and only evidence referred to in Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) is scientific research. OK, it is important to understand the hierarchies of research evidence, in order to detect potential sources of

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A summary: Knowledge into Action

After one week’s interactive teaching and learning, here is my summary of what’s important in moving knowledge into action… Knowledge is a multi-faceted concept: it is a combination of research evidence, experience and expectation that can be both explicit and

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Using clinical guidelines: benefits and challenges

With the enormous amount of published literature, it is practically impossible for individual clinicians to routinely use the 5 steps of evidence-based practice to frame their research question, search for and find a suitable research article, and appraise the research

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