A Research Study On Health Care

1211 Words Jul 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Evidenced based research is defined as continually using current best evidence-based research when decisions have to be made about the patients care or health care (Melnyk, & Fineout-Overholt, 2005). There is a clinical/medical question that needs to be looked into. The question is researched by searching for information on that question paying close attention to the important reviews and evaluations of the information given (Melnyk, & Fineout-Overholt, 2005). This requires that you review more than one study in order to get reliable and more dependable results which can lead to a better understanding of the research question (Melnyk, & Fineout-Overholt, 2005). One example of evidenced-based research: A health care professional suggests that a patient who has recently had stomach bleeding take acetaminophen to treat his arthritis pain. The health care professional has done research on this and research has shown that acetaminophen has less risk for stomach bleeds than most of the other regular pain relievers (Ahrq.gov, n. d.). The health professional has performed evidenced-based research.
All health care providers who utilize evidence-based practice uses research evidence, clinical expertise and patient preferences which make up the components of evidenced based research. It may also be beneficial to use the systematic reviews which are the summary of the research results that will give information helps with the evidence-based practice process (Ahrq.gov, n. d.). The…
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