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Evidence-based Information Cycle

CHE Director, Dr. Robert Hayward, developed a framework for understanding the process of practicing evidence-based care. This is called the Evidence-based Information Cycle. An overview is provided here.

ASSESS clinical or policy problems and identify key issues;
ASK well-built questions that can be answered using evidence-based resources;
ACQUIRE evidence using selected, pre-appraised resources;
APPRAISE the validity, importance and applicability of evidence that has been retrieved;
APPLY evidence to clinical or policy problems.

CHE has a rich learning package built around the Evidence-based Information Cycle, which is included in many of our Learning desktops. For more information about these, see What We Do.