“Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values.”
Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2009). Evidence-based practice: step by step. Igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice: how nurses can build the knowledge and skills they need to implement ERP. American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49-52. Retrieved from Nursing@OVID database.
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Formulating a strong clinical question is the first step in the research process. PICO is a way of building clinical research questions that allow you to focus your research, and to create a query that better matches most medical databases.
Example: In a (describe patient) can (intervention A) affect (outcome) compared with (intervention B)?