In social work, most agree that EBP is a process involving creating an answerable question based on a client or organizational need, locating the best available evidence to answer the question, evaluating the quality of the evidence as well as its applicability, applying the evidence, and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the solution.
Evidence-Based Practice refers to the process where the practitioner combines well researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services. (Socialworkers.org)
Other phrases for EBP:
For more information about evidence-based practice and to learn how to formulate clinical questions, visit our Evidence-Based Practice LibGuide at https://libguides.umsl.edu/ebp/home.
As there is no consistent agreement on the hierarchy of best available research, a common perspective on a hierarchy of evidence might be: