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Steps for Acquiring Information
- Review the Situation (Assess)
- Define the clinical problem as a question (Ask)
- Select resources, design a strategy, and search for the
- Summarize the evidence yield (Appraise)
- Apply the evidence (Apply)
Evidence Based Practice
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)is the framework for your clinical decision-making process. It is the integration of
- your knowledge, skills, and past experience (Clinical Expertise);
- the unique preferences, concerns and expectations of your patient (Patient Characteristics); and
- valid and clinically relevant research (Best Evidence).
Evidence Based Practice Resources
Systematic reviews on the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational arenas.
The Cochrane Library
Contains regularly updated evidence-based healthcare databases.
SAMHSA provides this Web Guide to assist the public with simple and direct connections to Web sites that contain information about interventions to prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders. The Web Guide provides a list of Web sites that contain information about specific evidence-based practices (EBPs) or provide comprehensive reviews of research findings.
A searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.
Evidence-based Practice reports on Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse
Evidence-based Practice reports on Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.