School of Nursing


The JBI approach evidence-based healthcare

JBI's approach to evidence-based healthcare is unique. JBI considers evidence-based healthcare as decision making that considers the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of healthcare practices.

The best available evidence, the context in which care is delivered, the individual patient and the professional judgement and expertise of the health professional inform this process. JBI regards evidence-based healthcare as a cyclical process: global healthcare 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, synthesized and transferred to service delivery settings and health professionals who utilize it 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, JBI:

  • considers international evidence related to the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of healthcare interventions (evidence generation)
  • includes these different types of evidence in a formal assessment called a systematic review (evidence synthesis)
  • globally disseminates information in appropriate, relevant formats to inform health systems, health professionals and consumers (evidence transfer)
  • has designed programs to enable the effective implementation of evidence and evaluation of its impact on healthcare practice (evidence implementation).


JBI's unique approach to evidence-based healthcare is encompassed in the JBI Model of Evidence-based Healthcare.