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Searching for evidence: Home

LKC Searching for evidence guide includes literature searching & reviews, evidence based practice resources and research support

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Evdience based practice steps graphic

  1. Converting the need for information into an answerable question - Asking (the clinical question)
  2. Tracking down the best evidence to answer the question - Acquiring (literature searching)
  3. Critically appraising the evidence for it's validity - Appraising (the evidence)
  4. Integrating the critical appraisal with clinical expertise and patient circumstances - Applying (evidence into practice)
  5. Evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of Steps 1-4 and seeking improvements - Assessing (evaluation of performance)

Source: Straus, Sharon E. (2011). Evidence based medicine : how to practice and teach EBM / Sharon E. Straus, et al; ((c) David L. Sackert 2000). Edinburgh : Elsevier.

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