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Resource Guide for Pharmacy Students and Faculty: Evidence based practice resources

This guide has been designed to provide information about library resources available to students and faculty of the School of Pharmacy.

What is Evidence Based Practice (EBP)?

The most common definition of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is from Dr. David Sackett. EBP is “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.” (Sackett D, 1996)EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills. The patient brings to the encounter his or her own personal preferences and unique concerns, expectations, and values. The best research evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. (Sackett D, 2002).

EBP focused databases

Evidence Based Practice Pyramid

Resources

Articles on Evidence in Pharmacology