Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process by which a practitioner draws upon the best published knowledge, clinical experience, and client preferences to inform the delivery of treatments and services.
Hierarchy of Evidence-Based Resources (ranked highest to lowest)
Summaries of the evidence: systematic reviews, meta-analyses, practice guidelines, evidence summaries
Critically appraised research studies: evidence summaries and reviews, critical research critiques
- Individual research studies: randomized controlled clinical trials, cohort and case control studies, case reports, case studies