Gerontology professionals need evidence-based information to make decisions regarding policy and practice.
In addition to relying on your own expertise, and incorporating patient values and preferences, this approach prioritizes selecting and critically appraising evidence from empirical studies.
Also known as knowledge synthesis
Evidence that is:
Synthesized from a large set of data/single studies
When selecting evidence, always work down from the highest point of the pyramid and only move to the next stage if evidence is not available at the higher stage.
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