Evidence-based Practice Definition
In the past, health care management decisions were
based on pathophysiology knowledge, clinical experience, expert and
mentor opinions and patient's preferences. Much of the research rebuking
many of these decisions was being ignored. Dr. Archie Cochrane began a
campaign to encourage health care providers to use evidence when making
health care decisions, and as a result, the concept, evidence-based
practice, was developed (Albers, 2001).
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Evidence-based health care is a combination of the
best research evidence, clinical experience and the client's desires
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