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Step 3: Appraising the evidence

Evaluate the research's quality and whether it applies to the question asked or not. 

  • validity
  • importance
  • applicability

If these are not taken into account, harm could be caused and limited resources could be wasted. 

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it is a five-step approach to patient care that focuses on three main aspects:

Relevant and appropriate research must be conducted. Primary research or textbooks can be outdated or inaccurate. 

  • It allows for outdated research and methods to be replaced by new and effective methods. 
  • EBM needs critical thinking and open-mindedness. these will both encourage new practices to be developed and new research to be conducted. 
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  • The clinical problem needs to be turned into an answerable question
  • Questions should be direct, clear, and answerable by research. 
  • PICO points used:

Now is when everything other than the actual clinical research is taken into account.

EBM is an ongoing process and the approach chosen in a specific instance needs to be constantly evaluated and updated. This way, new and improved methods, and research can be developed along with the ever-changing medical world. 

  • use relevant key-words
  • choose a good bibliographic database
  • conduct the search

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