Evidence Based Practice
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
Evidence Based Practice, also known as "empirically-supported treatment (EST), refers to preferential use of mental and behavioral health interventions for which systematic empirical research has provided evidence of statistically significant effectiveness as treatments for specific problems." developed by Archie Cochrane.
Is there a difference between EBM and EBP?
Yes. EBM is for medicine. EBP can be applied to any practice that is based on evidence. For example, a library collection built using use statistics is an example of EBP in Librarians.
What can the experts at Becker do for you?
- Systematic Reviews: assistance with searching, citation management, and appraisal
- Expert Literature Searches
- Practice Standards and Guidelines literature support
- Clinical Decision Support
- News and Alerts that effect patient care practices
- Grant Application Support: author citations, literature to support statements
- Presentations and one-on-one consultations on library resources
Additionally, Becker Library maintains an "Evidence at Becker" guide to connect you to resources and services that support evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice.