Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Optometry

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Author: 
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Evidence-based decision-making can be thought of as a process in which clinical decisions are made in light of the best research evidence, the practitioner’s existing expertise and knowledge, and the patient’s needs and preferences within the context of the clinic environment.i Evidence- based decision-making is an important element of quality care in a wide range of health services and is integral to effect changes across the health care system.