Table 1

The 5-step EBP model[2]

Step

Activity


Step 1

Ask:

Translation of uncertainty into a focused, searchable clinical question


Step 2

Acquire:

Search for and retrieval of research evidence


Step 3

Appraise:

Critical appraisal of research evidence for validity and clinical importance


Step 4

Apply:

Integration of research evidence with patient perspectives and clinical expertise; application of appraised evidence to practice


Step 5

Assess:

Evaluation of performance/reflection


Tilson BMC Medical Education 2010 10:38   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-38

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