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SMER: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences: Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Evidence-Based Practice

What is evidence-based practice?  Here is a definition from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Evidence-based practice can be thought of as doing research to find a new way to do something. The information must be used with clinical experience or knowledge and the patient's needs.

Types of research used in evidence-based practice:

Case study



Systematic Reviews

RCT: randomized controlled trial



EBP Pyramid (Quality of evidence)

National Guideline Clearinghouse

National Guideline Clearinghouse


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