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Home Health Care Serv Q. 2006;25(1-2):1-11.

Evidence-based health practice: knowing and using what works for older adults.

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  • 1University of North Carolina Institute on Aging, 720 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Campus Box 1030, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1030, USA.


Community-based health care agencies are facing demands for improved outcomes, cost-effective programming, and higher customer satisfaction. Implementing evidence-based health interventions and programs can help to address these challenges. This article provides an overview of evidence-based health practice, including the definition and advantages of this approach, other key terms and concepts inherent to evidence-based practice, and the tasks and steps necessary to its implementation. The article concludes with a list of resources to help health care providers learn about, plan, and implement evidence-based health interventions and programs.

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