Based Practice

Evidence-based practice is a clinical decision-making process that integrates the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences to improve care. At Mass General, we use the Johns Hopkins Model of Evidence-Based Practice (Dearholt & Dang, 2018) and utilize their EBP toolkit to guide the process.

The conceptual model has research and discovery along with other types of evidence as its foundation. It acknowledges the links among practice, education, research, and translation and the fluidity of these relationships. All of these elements are influenced by factors that are inherent in the organization, as well as by external factors that exist at the local, state, and national levels.


Last Updated 5/8/2019