Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process which involves critical thinking and evaluation of information to determine the most effective and efficient treatment for your client or community. It is a three pronged approach, taking into consideration:
1. Formulate a client, community, or policy-related question
2. Systematically search the literature (published evidence)
3. Appraise findings for quality and applicability
4. Apply these findings and considerations in practice
5. Evaluate the results.