Posts by Sgt. Andy Stuart

  1. Structured Decision-Making Tools: Assessing Risk or Risky Assessments?

    As the wave of evidence based practice gained popularity in the twenty first century, Structured Decision-Making (SDM) Tools were implemented as a method for assessing risk. There are a notable number of cases in which clinical risk assessment failed to accurately predict risk.  SDM Tools were seen as the way to consistently and accurately assess…

  2. Chasing Evidence-Based

    Evidence-based is a term that is tossed around frequently in investigative circles, but what does it really mean? How do investigaters filter the vast amount of research and decide what to integrate into their work?