The JBI approach to evidence-based health care is unique. The JBI considers evidence-based health care to be reliant on the evidence, the context in which care is delivered, individual client preference and the professional judgement of the health professional.
JBI regards evidence-based health care as a cyclical process. Global health care needs, as identified by clinicians or patients/consumers, are addressed through the generation of research evidence that is effective, but also feasible, appropriate and meaningful to specific populations, cultures and settings. This evidence is collated and the results are appraised, synthesised and transferred to service delivery settings and health professionals who utilise is and evaluate its impact on health outcomes, health systems and professional practice.
Therefore, in order to provide those who work in and use health systems globally with world class information and resources, the JBI:
It is this unique approach that is encompassed in the JBI Model of
Evidence-based Health Care. For more information about the JBI Model:
Pearson A, Wiechula R, Court A and Lockwood C. 2005. The JBI model of evidence–based healthcare Int J Evid Based Healthc 3 (8): 207–215. (PDF 205kb)
Jordan, Z (2008) Decision, Decisions…, PACEsetterS 5(1): 24-25 (PDF 236kb)