The evidence is irrefutable: evidence-based practice (EBP) is key to meeting the quadruple aim in healthcare. It improves the patient experience through providing quality care, enhances patient outcomes, reduces costs, and empowers clinicians, leading to higher job satisfaction. Although there are many published interventions/treatments that have resulted in positive outcomes for patients and healthcare systems, they are not being implemented in clinical practice.
In addition, qualitative evidence is not readily incorporated into care. We wrote this book to address these issues and many others as well. We recommend that learners read this book, then read it again, engage in the online resources, the appendices, the glossary . . . then read it again. It is chock-full of information that can help learners of all disciplines, roles and educational levels discover how to be the best clinicians. We hope you find that EBP pearl that is just the right information you need to take the next step in your EBP journey to deliver the best care! (Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice 4th Edition; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt; LWW ; Preface: Page 10)