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describes an evidence-based research plan for the problem you selected in week 2, wrote a PICO question for in week 4 and for the literature you...

describes an evidence-based research plan for the problem you selected in week 2, wrote a PICO question for in week 4 and for the literature you analyzed in week 5. 

Please review the rubric for this assignment for the specific points to include. There are very precise guidelines of what sections should be included in the research plan. Here is information on how to write 

Wrong Way:

Smith (2016) interpreted his findings as being applicable paragraph

Fox (2016) used a quasi-experimental approach to identifying his paragraph. 

Right Way:

On the subject of horizontal violence most researchers have found that very few nurses have been spared some type of abuse (Gray, 2015; Blue, 2014). 

I need to read this sample literature review. It will help you see how to synthesize your literature. I do not expect your paper to be this long, just look at how this student formatted and wrote her review!

2. APA is required, including an abstract, title, introduction, body of the paper, summary, and references that are cited. Please do not forget to space properly throughout the paper, include a running head, page numbers, and page breaks where needed.

Template for Evidence-based Research Plan

This is the grading rubric:


·       Formatted correctly

·       Provides a summary overview of the paper

·       Includes keywords

0 - 15


0 - 10

·       States clear purpose of the research

·       Introduces and describes the problem for the plan in a summary that provides background, and why this is a problem worthy of further study

PICO Question

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·       States the PICO/PICOT question: Each element addressed and correctly identified (Patient/Problem, Intervention, Comparison Intervention, Outcome and Time if applicable).

Review of Literature 

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·       Able to locate five research articles relevant to PICO question.

·       Sources are primary or secondary research.

·       References address EBP in Nursing ( a summary of the literature, not an annotated bibliography)

·       Compare and contrast (what are the similarities and differences) in your articles?

·       Journals referenced are academic and current. 

Research Findings

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·       Provides a summary of the research findings after the 5 studies have been discussed.

Show how the literature relates to the clinical research question (PICO).

·       How did the research findings reflect on your PICO question? ( I have to support or refute my question here)


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·       What will you do with your findings? For ex - based on your evidence based findings would you implement change in patient care or procedure? (Use first person 'I' here). 


0 -10

·       All sources given credit in both paper and references.

Correct APA header.

·       Consistent and appropriate voice.

No spelling errors.

No errors in agreement, pronouns/antecedents, or tense.

 No punctuation or capitalization errors.

correct pagination.

The articles I need to use are below:


Hong, C., Siegel, A., & Ferris, T. (2014, August).Caring for high-need, high-cost patients: What

makes for a successful care management program?(Issue brief No. 19). Retrieved from:        high-cost-patients-what-makes-successful-care

Lin, W., Bharel, M., Zhang, J., O'Connell, E., & Clark, R. (2015). Frequent Emergency 

            Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: 

            Implications for Medicaid Expansion. American Journal Of Public Health105(S5), 

            S716-S722. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2015.302693


Mercer, T., Bae, J., Kipnes, J., Velazquez, M., Thomas, S., & Setji, N. (2015). The highest 

            utilizers of care: Individualized care plans to coordinate care, improve healthcare service 

            utilization, and reduce costs at an academic tertiary care center. Journal Of Hospital 

            Medicine10(7), 419-424. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2351

Thakarar, K., Morgan, J., Gaeta, J., Hohl, C., & Drainoni, M. (2015). Predictors of Frequent 

            Emergency Room Visits among a Homeless Population. PLOS ONE10(4), e0124552. 

            doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124552

Vinton, D., Capp, R., Rooks, S., Abbott, J., & Ginde, A. (2014). Frequent users of US

 emergency departments: characteristics and opportunities for intervention. Emergency

 Medicine Journal31(7), 526-532. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-202407

This is my PICO Question that needs to be used:

Title: The relationship between care coordination and the rate of unnecessary emergency department visits among the adult homeless population. 

Background:  As a RN Case Manager in primary care one of my main responsibilities is to review all of patients who went to the emergency department the previous day. Often times, homeless adult patients utilize the emergency department for non-emergency matters. I want to know if involving care coordination for this group of patients would decrease the amount of unnecessary emergency department visits. 

Purpose statement: The objective of this study was to determine if care coordination has an effect on reducing unnecessary emergency department visits among the adult homeless population over a period of 6 months. 

PICO /PICOT: Research Question Patient/Problem: Does utilization care coordination help reduce unnecessary emergency room visits by adult homeless patients over a 6 month period of time?

Population: Homeless adult patients

Intervention: Care coordination

Comparison: No Care coordination

Outcome: Reduction in unnecessary emergency room visits.

Time: 6 months

Patient/Problem: Intervention: Involving care coordination for homeless adult patients who utilize the emergency department unnecessarily?

Comparison Intervention: Not providing care coordination to adult homeless patients who use the emergency department unnecessarily.

Outcome: Decreased inappropriate emergency department usage among the adult homeless population. 

Revised Searchable Question: With adult homeless patients, does care coordination, as compared to no care coordination; help reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, in 6 months?

Please help!!!!!!!

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