Barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based best practices.

  title={Barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based best practices.},
  author={A Renee Leasure and Joan Stirlen and Charleen Thompson},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={74-82; quiz 83-4}
The continued use of healthcare interventions without an evidence base increases healthcare costs without positively impacting patient care outcomes. Reports disseminated by bodies such as the Institute of Medicine and initiatives such as the Institute for Health Care Improvement's 5 Million Lives Campaign have increased emphasis on improving outcomes. Results of a descriptive correlational study indicated that 64% of the nurses surveyed read 7 or more specialty journals, 53% read 1 or more… CONTINUE READING

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