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HIP202 Research Skills Guide: Evidence-Based Practice


Evidence-Based Practice, as it applies to health and medicine, can be described as the process of integrating the best available research evidence with clinical expertise, the patient's values and expectations, and the context of the practice or environment in which this is taking place.

It is usually seen as consisting of five steps: Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, and Assess/Audit.

There are numerous online resources available on Evidence-Based Practice.

Charles Sturt has its own library guide on Evidence-Based Practice. There are sections on each of the five steps, and an extensive list of resources.




[Image from] Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., & Mar, C. D. (2017). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (3rd ed.). Elsevier Australia.