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So why might we need EBVM? Having a systematic method for evaluating what we do helps us to be able to more objectively consider what is likely to work and what is not. Having access to better information and making use of this information enables us to make informed decisions.

Having all the information at our fingertips also helps us to be able to consolidate and manage information about cases and to communicate well with our clients, especially as that pertains to informed consent.

Being able to recognise and make use of what we know and what we know we don’t know also helps us to be more circumspect about our practice and to make fewer mistakes. As humans, we are easily misled, so being aware of this and using evidence to combat it also helps us to avoid errors we might otherwise have made.