Evidence-based practice: its origins and future in the podiatry profession

Taraneh Dean, I. Bristow

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is now commonly used in many health care disciplines as a means of making clinical decisions based on a blend of robust research evidence and clinical experience. This paper discusses the origins and spread of EBP, from within medicine to the other professions within health care. Adoption of the evidence-based approach by other disciplines has given rise to many issues which are explored. The final part of this paper reviews the current state of the evidence base for podiatric practice and strategies to take the initiative forward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Podiatry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003


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