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Physical Therapist Assistant

What is evidence-based practice?

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the thoughtful integration of the best available research evidence coupled with clinical expertise and patient values (Sackett D, 1996). 

EBP requires clinicians to develop a set of research-based skills including efficient searching of clinical literature and the assessment the best current evidence. 

Steps of EBP

The steps of evidence based practice are: Ass the patient, Ask a well built clinical question, acquire evidence in healthcare literature, appraise the evidence for validity and applicability, and apply the evidence to practice with clinical expertise, patient values,.