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EBM Resource Center: Audit

Self-Evaluation

The Audit step in Evidence-Based Practice (EBM) is one of self-evaluation.  Self-evaluation of performance in EBM is essentially the process of answering questions such as the following:

  1. Am I asking well‐formulated answerable questions?
  2. Am I becoming more efficient in my searching for the best evidence?
  3. Am I critically appraising evidence for its validity and usefulness?
  4. Am I integrating critical appraisals into my practice?
  5. Is what I have learned been translated into better clinical practice?

EBP Steps Chart

 

 

 

1. Straus, S., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W., & Haynes, R. (2011). Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach it (4th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier