Once you have ACQUIREd and APPRAISEd the evidence on your particular clinical question, it is important to determine whether the answers you have generated can be applied to your circumstances: the country, location or clinic where you work, the case in front of you and/or the availability of therapies and owner possibilities you are dealing with. The application of evidence into practice can sometimes be challenging, as we’ll see in this chapter.

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Use a structured framework to determine whether the evidence is applicable to you, your patients and your environment.
  • Describe ways of communicating new evidence to colleagues and clients.
  • Construct a strategy to maximise the chances of successfully implementing evidence-based changes in your practice/clinic.