- Ask the Clinical Question.
The clinical question should incorporate three elements:
Find the Best Evidence.
To find the best evidence, you need to follow these steps:
Critique the Evidence.
Papers that are located must be evaluated according to a variety of
The strategies to determine validity and importance vary according to the
intervention you are considering--diagnosis, etiology, treatment,
prevention, prognosis, or continuing education.
Apply the Evidence.
Integrate the evidence into your clinical practice.
Evaluate the Performance.
Since EBM is process-oriented, you will need to consider and evaluate
your performance as you progress from Step One through Step Five. This
section will suggest specific evaluation criteria to consider for each