Suçın, Sevgi
June 2006
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2006, Vol. 10 Issue 28, p319
Academic Journal
Today, evidence-based practice, its concepts, methods and implementation is perhaps the most discussed development in both the medical and political world. It aims to optimize health care outcomes and benefit the patient by integrating the best external evidence, clinical expertise and patient outcomes. It is rapidly raising value in health care. However, there is concern about the methods employed for designing best evidence, with evidence-based practice having ever greater resource implications for institutions. This paper examines what evidence-based practice is, what its origins and historical background are, what its advantages and challenges are and what are its current criticisms.


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