The article linked above uses a musical analogy to discuss the importance of keeping the components of evidence-informed practice (EIP) in balance..
Based on image by R Evans, Northwestern Health Sciences University; in turn based on Shaughnessy, AF et al. (1998) Clinical jazz: harmonizing clinical experience and evidence-based medicine. J of Fam Prac; 47(6):425-428.
Beginning with the patient and/or clinical scenario:
–Ask: Carefully define your clinical question(s).
–Acquire: Search for and assemble the research evidence that addresses your question(s).
–Appraise: Evaluate and assess the credibility and applicability of the evidence.
–Apply: Integrate the research findings with your clinical experience and the patient’s values and preferences.
–Assess: Track patient outcomes, and also the effectiveness/efficiency of the EIP process as a clinical tool.
The evidence-informed practice approach can be a difficult transition, especially for physicians who think they have all the answers (but don't know much about their patients' preferences and values). Viva La Evidence puts EBM (EIP) history and principles to a catchy song. Written and produced by James McCormack.
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