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There are many connections between evidence based practice and the quadruple aim. Nurses are at the bedside and have multiple and unique opportunities to improve patient and population outcomes.
Evidence based practice has improved patient experience by providing up to date care from research. It has improved the patient’s outcomes and reduced medical errors. Procedures have advanced and surgical pain has been lowered by putting patients at the center of care (Berwick,Nolan, & Whittington, 2008) . Population health all over the world has been improved by evidence based practice research improving the populations’ life expectancy and health improvement. Evidence based practice has also worked on reducing disparities (“Overview,” 2019).
Evidence based practice has helped lower the costs of health care without sacrificing the service and excellent outcomes that patients now experience. Evidence based practice has reduced the per capita cost of health care while still improving the quality of care (“The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost Health Affairs,” 2019).
The work life of health care providers has been improved by evidence based practice. Staff burnout has a direct negative effect on the experience of care for the patient. There’s also a correlation between high levels of staff engagement and high level of patient engagement. Staff are much more likely to be enthusiastic and positive about securing the best outcomes for patients when they feel supported, empowered, and respected. Sikka “et al” says that the triple aim does not acknowledge the role of healthcare professionals finding happiness and fulfillment at work (2015). The dysfunctional work environment is due to a shift from a public service to a business model with caring relationships reduced to productivity (Sikka, Morath, & Leape, 2015). Evidence based practice and implementation has been shown by studies to increase job satisfaction and group happiness (Kim et al., 2016).