Tips on searching and locating evidence for busy clinicians

Professor Saravana Kumar1

1School of Health Sciences, International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE), C7-61 City East Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5000,kumar@unisa.edu.au

 

With increasing focus on health care quality, health care stakeholders, including clinicians, are expected to underpin their health care with evidence-based practice (EBP). While clinicians are receptive to EBP, engage with and implementing EBP in health care poses numerous barriers. One such barrier is access to and locating best research evidence. However, with increasing quantity and quality of research evidence, barriers to accessing and locating research evidence is diminishing.  This presentation will showcase simple, practical and time efficient tips clinicians can use when searching for and locating best research evidence. These tips should assist busy clinicians engage with best research evidence in an effective and efficient manner.