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Evidence Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) refers to the systematic process whereby decisions are made & actions or activities are undertaken using the best evidence available. The aim of evidence-based practice is to remove, as far as possible, subjective opinion, unfounded beliefs, or bias from decisions & actions in organizations. Evidence from decisions comes from various sources: 

1. Peer-reviewed research

2. Work-based trial & error testing.

3. Practitioner experience & expertise.

4. Feedback from practice, practitioners, customers, clients, patients or systems

Source:   The Oxford Review 




Graphic Citation: Levels of Evidence. Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice (2009, June). , 9(2), A4-A7.




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The Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) is the leading authority on evidence-based practice in the field of management and leadership. CEBMa recommends that researchers consider the following questions in regard to published research and evidence. The process of evaluating evidence is known as critical appraisal.

1. Is the evidence from a known, reputable source?

2. Has the evidence been evaluated in any way? If so, how and by whom?

3. How up-to-date is the evidence?

Center for Evidence-Based Management Study Designs

For an explanation of the CEBMa study designs, visit  Center for Evidence-Based Management