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Fowler, Greg [National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction] . (2001) Evidence-based practice: Tools and techniques. Adelade: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. 16 p.

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) requires the conscious, conscientious and explicit application of the best available research evidence, together with professional expertise and patient/customer choice, to work practices. From its origins in clinical medicine, through a broader application to the health services industry, an evidence-based approach to work practices is becoming increasingly influential in all human services. Implementing evidence-based practice is related to the organisational management concepts of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Knowledge Management and the Learning Organisation. For human services professionals finding, critically appraising and applying best evidence requires enhanced information and knowledge management skills. Central to these skills is an understanding of the information ecology, particularly for the multi-disciplinary AOD field.

This paper introduces the data-information-knowledge continuum, levels of evidence and the tools and techniques of finding and critically appraising evidence. Examples relevant to the AOD field are provided.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Education and training, AOD disorder
Source:National Centre for Education and Training in Addiction
Date:2001
Pages:16 p.
Publisher:National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
Place of Publication:Adelade
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
N Communication, information and education > Information transfer > Information transfer from research to practice
R Research > Research organization and management
R Research > Research dissemination
R Research > Research and evaluation method

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