In other words, EBP suggests that it may not be such a good idea to blindly follow commonly accepted practices in healthcare. How many women could have been saved from "childbed fever", for example, if the medical fraternity at the time had used this framework and listened to Ignaz Semmelweis?
According to Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015, p. 10), there is a 6th step
"Disseminate the outcomes of the EBP decision or change"
This step will not be covered in this Library guide.