oa South African Family Practice - Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) : how to appraise an article? : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(6) 34 Evidence-based Practice Introduction With reference to our article entitled 'Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): The Meaning of Evidence, 1 the subtle difference between research-based practice and evidence-based practice was discussed. It is obvious that evidence-based practice relies on traditional research as its foundation. However, it goes one step further to close the gap between research and practice. This is achieved by critically evaluating the research done by others, drawing on own experience, taking cognisance of patients' needs and implementing the finding in practice. The following chronological guide serves to assist the family practitioner on how to critically ..


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