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evidence-based practice, evidence hierarchy, meta-analysis, quasi-experimental research, randomized controlled trial, RCT, systematic review



  1. Glasofer, Amy DNP, RN, NE-BC
  2. Townsend, Ann B. DRNP, RN, ANP-C, CNS-C


Abstract: To support evidence-based nursing practice, the authors provide guidelines for appraising research based on quality, quantity, and consistency. This is the first of a three-part series.