5 The challenge and limits of an evidence-based approach
While it might be tempting to conclude that an evidence-based approach is just common sense, this is far from being the case. Human decision making is complex and is shaped by a range of social and psychological phenomena. Key factors impacting on the success of an evidence-based approach include:
- Misconceptions about the idea of evidence-based practice
- Sources of bias
- Professional fads and fashions
- Power, politics and careers.