HEALTH BYTES: Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Remain High for U.S. Nurses - Getting past “We've always done it this way” is crucial.

Evidence-based practice (EBP), a problem-solving approach to patient care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with clinicians' expertise, patient assessments, and patients' own preferences, leads to better, safer care; better outcomes; and lower health care costs.

Yet despite the fact that nurses report that engaging in EBP leads to greater professional satisfaction, nurses in the United States aren't consistently using it.

From the AJN, American Journal of Nursing: December 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 12 - p 15. Read the full article.


Wallis, Laura
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: December 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 12 - p 15
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000423491.98489.70

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