The ICER Model© measure of an evidence-based nursing culture
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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is defined as the use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The magnitude of emphasis on EBP within the healthcare industry is articulated in the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) agenda that by 2020, 90% of clinical decisions will be supported by accurate and up-to-date clinical information that reflects the best available evidence. In contrast, medical practice based on best evidence may be as low as 25-50% and even lower within the nursing profession. The importance of objective measures toward fully achieving an ...