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How does Knowledge translation relate to evidence-based practice?

The most common definition of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) describes the explicit use of current best evidence in making decisions about individual patient care. It means integrating research evidence, with clinicians’ expertise and patient values. Over the last 20 years, the

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Quality decision making – a dangerous idea to fix EBM?

I am writing this blog to complement a podcast I made at the recent EvidenceLive conference in Oxford.  We were asked to propose a dangerous idea in relation to the future of EBM, and then to suggest a solution. My

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Does research knowledge change clinical practice?

When we teach clinicians the skills of  evidence-based practice (EBP), we encourage them to search for and critically appraise research  evidence to answer their clinical questions. Then, we expect them to apply this research evidence to improve their clinical practice,

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Defining evidence-based health care

Almost 20 years ago , Dave Sackett explained that evidence based medicine is the integration of individual clinical expertise with the best available research evidence. The scientific principles of epidemiology used to study the patterns, causes and effects of disease

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3 challenges to evidence-based practice

The evidence-based practice ‘movement’ is now at least 20 years old, and there is extensive debate about what are the next challenges. We have made significant progress in promoting and understanding the use of scientific research to understand many of

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