Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-based practice utilized the bests practices that are incorporated into the current practice to improve both quality and safety of the care that is provided (Hamer & Collinson, 2014). The evaluation of evidence-practice also aims to improve the patient outcome. This evaluation is dependent on the already existing information, the research activities conducted by the institution, the data generated and finally the outcome. By evaluating the evidence-practice, the successful accomplishment of its objectives can be determined.
While evaluating EBP, the process has to be made relatively objective with the inclusion of statistics that will allow easy analysis. At the same time, various elements of care, as well as delivery points, need to be taken into account to ensure all channels involved in care provision are tackled and evaluated. For the evaluation to be effective, the players in the implementation of the practice have to be involved concerning training the practitioners on the requirements so that the evaluation to be made out of the known expectations. This move goes hand in hand with education to make them knowledgeable concerning the practice and its evaluation. The evaluation process can also be made to be part of the organizational culture to ensure its promotion and continuity within the setting (Royse, Thyer & Padgett, 2015).
Evaluation of evidence-practice is also marred by various barriers that health care providers ought to be aware of. The practice of evidence-based practice has been enhancing the use of information technology whose access may not be automatic in all care settings. The practitioners and evaluators of the EBP may also feel reluctant and comfortable with the status quo thus not bothered with various improvements relating to the practice. Another barrier includes financial and human resources which may be insufficient to promote the process.
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