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Evidence-based Practice & PICO searching

In this guide:

Tips for finding PICO resources

UTS Library YouTube playlist to learn how to search for PICO resources

Evidence-based Practice approach is the using of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient.

EBP steps:

  • Convert need for information into focused clinical question (PICO format)
  • Track down the best evidence
  • Critically appraise the evidence
  • Integrate evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (making decision or answer question)

This tutorial series will review the Evidence–based practice approach to health care, teach you how to formulate a PICO clinical question.

If you're curious about MeSH headings and their relationships, this Visual Medical Dictionary is helpful

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