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Medical Students: Applying Evidence and Assessing Results

Resources for students in the College of Medicine

Step 4: Apply Evidence

Formulating the clinical question, and acquiring and appraising research evidence is only part of the evidence-based practice process. Clinicians must integrate the evidence with patient values in order to determine the optimal care for an individual patient.

Step 5: Assess Results

Evaluate your effectiveness and efficiency in executing steps 1-4 in order to seek ways to improve in the future.