What is Evidenced-Based Best Practice?

What is Evidence-Based Best Practice in Behavioral Health?

Behavioral Health Clinical practice guidelines are recommendations for clinicians about the care of patients with specific conditions. Practice guidelines are based on strong available research evidence and practice experience. A best practice is a method or technique that is generally accepted as higher-quality than any other choices. These best practice techniques produce outcomes that are better than results achieved through other options. Many times, best practice techniques take precedence over the minimum effort needed to comply with legal or ethical requirements.

Want to read more about clinical evidence-based best practice guidelines? Click on the following Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) link for a list of organizations’ websites that cover mental health treatment evidence-based practices (EBPs): Mental Health Treatment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)





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