Reflection on the Impact of EBP on Reaching Quadruple Aim
Reflect on how EBP might impact (or not impact) the Quadruple Aim in healthcare.
Consider the impact that EBP may have on factors impacting these quadruple aim elements, such as preventable medical errors or healthcare delivery.
Write a brief analysis (no longer than 2 pages) of the connection between EBP and the Quadruple Aim.
Your analysis should address how EBP might (or might not) help reach the Quadruple Aim, including each of the four measures of: Patient experience, Population health Costs, Work-life of healthcare providers
Evidence-based practice is a problem-solving approach in clinical science that combines the best attainable evidence through clinical studies, the patient’s preferences and values, and the clinician’s expertise in providing health care services. A Quadruple Aim is an approach used to maximize the health care service provision. The quadruple aim focuses on improving patient experience, lowering costs, improving the health population, and enhancing clinical experience.
One of the benefits of evidence-based practice that I feel helps achieve the quadruple aim is that it allows nursing practitioners to translate research results into clinical practice. Searching for the skills and how to apply them to their patient’s needs ensures that they give the most accurate care and helps them add the knowledge earned from the research to their existing skills, improving their clinical experience.
Secondly, EBP helps nursing practitioners to gather the required evidence before administering care to patients. I am convinced that using evidence to care for a patient helps ensure the services’ accuracy and therefore prevents medical errors. By so doing, accurate care is precise and is relatively cheaper than when a nursing practitioner subjects the patient to unnecessary services and supplies due to lack of evidence and hence increasing cost. Therefore I confirm that evidence-based practice helps in keeping medical costs low. Although the cost reduction may not be so significant, the health outcome is better with EBP, reducing costs in the long run.
The end goal of any patient is to gain back their healthy status. By application of evidence-based practice, medical professionals are able to give the needed care accurately. This puts the patient in a less risky situation and speeds up their recovery rate compared to if the treatment was not based on evidence. Therefore, with this explanation, EBP increases the patients’ experience.
Finally, EBP ensures that there are minimal erroneous medical practices. This helps save more patients’ lives and improve their lives through best practices. In totality, using evidence in caring for patients reduces their mortality rate and improves the general population’s health.
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