Evidence-Based Practice has been defined as "...the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (David Sackett, 1996)
Evidence-based practice follows four steps:
(Rosenberg, William and Anna Donald. Evidence based medicine: an approach to clinical problem-solving. BMJ 1995;310:1122-1126).
If you need help deciphering terminology, use this Evidence-Based Practice, this glossary from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Toronto.