Best practice

A method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. The term is also used to describe the process of developing and following a standard way of doing things that multiple organizations can use.

Source: Bogan, C.E. and English, M.J., 1994: Benchmarking for best practices: winning through innovative adaptation. McGraw-Hill, New York

See IHCP's disclaimer on external sources



  • Evidence-based practices
  • Best practices