Educating Health Professionals to Use an Evidence Base: Current Reality, Barriers, and Related Actions

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Submitted by National Center... on May 13, 2015 - 1:32pm CDT

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The Institute of Medicine explores the existing evidence-base related to education of health professionals in evidence-based practice, the educational and regulatory barriers to integrating this topic area in the academic and continuing education settings, proposed actions for overcoming these barriers, and model schools or educational programs offering curricula in this topic area. Embedded in this paper are questions that will serve to initiate the development of strategies for reform of health professions education.

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