Showcasing differences between quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and rresearch

Academic Article


  • The literature confirms that much confusion exists regarding the terms quality improvement (QI), evidence-based practice (EBP), and research. A multifaceted approach was used to provide clarity regarding these three equally important concepts. First, the authors present a synthesis of the literature that discusses differences between QI, EBP, and research. Second, the authors introduce a newly created comparative table that synthesizes current literature and showcases differences between QI, EBP, and research. Finally, the authors highlight uses of the comparative table within multiple settings. © SLAlaCK Iincorporated.
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    Author List

  • Shirey MR; Hauck SL; Embree JL; Kinner TJ; Schaar GL; Phillips LA; Ashby SR; Swenty CF; McCool IA
  • Start Page

  • 57
  • End Page

  • 68
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 2