What does ‘Evidence-Based practice readiness’ really mean and what predicts it? | The Oxford Review

What does ‘Evidence-Based practice readiness’ really mean and what predicts it?

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Keywords: evidence-based practice, Evidence-Based practice readiness, organisational development

There has been a considerable rise in interest around developing evidence-based practice in organisations in recent years. Peer-reviewed research volumes around the topic of evidence-based practice have risen from 571,000 studies in 1970 to over 4,371,000 last year. As more and more organisations become interested in using evidence-based practice across many of their functions and operations, there has been an increasing interest in what has been termed evidence-based practice readiness.

Whilst, at one level, the idea of evidence-based practice readiness appears to be simple: how equipped, organised and capable an organisation is to start using evidence-based practice, there is a bit more to it. For example, what are the key elements of evidence-based practice readiness and what other factors predict it?

A new (2018) study by researchers from University of Colorado and the Denver College of Nursing in the US looked at this very question. Conducting a concept analysis based on previous studies since 2000 the researchers wanted to find what factors lead to evidence-based practice readiness.

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