Applying the evidence

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Six key slides produced by the University of Western Australia on applying evidence in practice.

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This resource on applying evidence in practice has been produced by the University of Western Australia.


Even if research evidence has internal validity, it often applies to the ‘ideal’ patient who has been selected for a clinical trial, and estimates an ‘average’ benefit for that patient. However, to decide whether you can apply that evidence to your patient, you must consider:

  • that individual’s characteristics, preferences, values
  • the environment in which you practice
  • the practitioner’s expertise and familiarity with an intervention

You are now looking at external validity.

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