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What is Evidence-Based Practice?
Why is EBP Important?
EBP can help you find the best evidence quickly
The five steps of EBP
Dentistry Case Study
Medicine Case Study
Nursing Case Study
Occupational Therapy Case Study
Pharmacy Case Study
Physical Therapy Case Study
Public Health Case Study
Veterinary Medicine Case Study
Step 1: Ask
Formulating the Question
PICO is a state of mind
Framing good questions
Step 2: Acquire
Identifying Information Resources
Background Information Resources
Filtered Information Resources
Unfiltered Information Resources
Evidence Hierarchy: What is the Best Evidence?
Making Search Decisions
Step 3: Appraise
Levels of Evidence
Appraising the Evidence
Definitions of Research Designs
Resources for Critical Appraisal
Step 4: Apply
Applying the Evidence
Step 5: Assess
Assessing the Evidence
Continue with one of the following case studies to practice appraising evidence:
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