Evaluation: An Essential Step to the EBP Process

Almost all EBP models address the process and evaluation of the first steps of EBP in more detail; however, there is less information provided on the final step—evaluation of the outcome. In addition, much of the current literature evaluating EBP focuses on process steps such as critical appraisal or searching and not as much evidence exists to guide evaluation of a given practice change. However, the EBP conceptual framework that was presented in the last column culminates in quality patient outcomes; requiring that these be evaluated to determine if the process was effective.

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Resource quality according to evaluation criteria, range 0-32: 13