Evidence-based Care

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About 40% of adult patients are provided care that isn’t based on current evidence. Some of this care is ineffective, unnecessary and potentially even harmful. Evidence-based care is a key component of effective and multidimensional care provision. So, how can it be implemented?

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Evidence-based care (also known as evidence-based practice) is the use of research evidence, in tandem with clinical expertise and patient values, to inform clinical decisions.


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Bina Baniya
28 Mar 2021
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Frances Hona
03 Jan 2021
Evidence based practice put in the right context work very well
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Suzanne Querruel
04 Aug 2020
Quick, relevant overview of evidence based practice - good resource for students to review too
Jenene Clarke
28 Oct 2022
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very good
Diana Lucas
02 Sep 2020
Rosy Ali
28 Jul 2023
Good information
Robert wiggins
05 Aug 2020
good quick step by step approach to the key points on evidence based learning
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Kristina Midolo
18 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
Important information to reinforce previously learnt information. Great resource when providing support to nursing students.
Perrina Bozanich
16 Aug 2020
good information
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Rachel Michael
14 Apr 2021
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