So what does it mean to move the field towards Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
At the individual level to immediately guide clinical judgments about diagnosis/severity, placement, treatment planning, and the response to treatment
At the program level to drive program evaluation, needs assessment, and long term program planning
Targeted at specific problems/subgroups and outcomes
Having explicit quality assurance procedures to cause adherence at the individual level and implementation at the program level
For the same program over time,
Relative to other interventions
Source: Dennis, Michael, 2005.
© Doreen A. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
November 12, 2009