Library Research Guide
Evidence-based practice (EBP) can be defined using different words and descriptions, but all definitions include these 3 basic parts: best available evidence, the professional's clinical expertise, and the patient's circumstances and values.
The EBP cycle starts with a patient condition, and then moves through 5 steps to aid in the decision making process to provide the best medical care for the patient.
An important part of EBP deals with the quality of evidence. The types of evidence at the top of the pyramid use a stronger methodology and as a result are of higher quality than the types of evidence at the bottom of the pyramid. A pyramid is used to demonstrate the quantity of each type of study. There are more animal research studies than meta-analysis studies.
For the research you are going to be doing, always strive to find articles from the RCT section and higher up the pyramid.