Evidence Based Practice
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...base more accessible, it is hoped to foster a greater sensitivity to the evidence by researchers, policy makers, health practitioners and the public.
It is assumed by most of the public and patients that the activities of health care professionals is "scientific", based firmly on the results of scientific research and subject to resource constraints of high quality. However, when practice patterns are studied, it is often found that health care interventions have not been evaluated, and even when they have, the evidence on effectiveness is not evenly applied (Hewitt-Taylor, 2002).
Over the last decade the themes of evidence-based health... There has been a growing international interest in the...