Overcoming Barriers on the Way to Evidence-Based Practice

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 27, 2016

Introducing change to practice in healthcare is not easy. While it is well established that evidence-based care of patients can improve patient outcomes, prevent harm, and reduce healthcare costs by as much as 30%, adoption into practice has been slow (Melnyk et al., 2004). Although nurses and physicians support evidence-based care in principle, barriers to adoption include resistance from colleagues, nurse leaders, and physicians (Melnyk et al., 2004). More than one-half of physicians do not use available guidelines (Advisory Board, 2013). Their resistance is a key deterrent to the successful rollout of evidence-based practice.

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