Assess is the final step of the EBVM cycle and it is vital as you can use the skills to establish if the EBVM process has made a difference to your practice. It is the only way of establishing if the evidence has made an impact on your patients and improved care. EBVM starts in practice, as the questions should all come from clinicians (ASK) and the ASSESS stage ensures EBVM stays in practice.

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

  • Explain why it is important to assess/audit the implementation of EBVM in practice.
  • Describe how to assess/audit EBVM in practice.
  • Use practice examples to demonstrate the use of clinical audit and the assessment of EBVM in practice.