Definition of best practice
: a procedure that has been shown by research and experience to produce optimal results and that is established or proposed as a standard suitable for widespread adoption … private instructional management will strengthen the public schools by providing examples of best practice from which the public schools can learn. — Denis P. Doyle, Phi Delta Kappan, October 1994 Prabhakar and his colleagues started by looking at best practices developed by other biometrics researchers. — Joshua J. Romero, IEEE Spectrum, May 2011 Countries from Canada to Australia to Singapore implement smart policies and copy best practices from around the world. We bicker and remain paralyzed. — Fareed Zakaria, Time, 15 Aug. 2011 There is no doubt that hospitals are powerful and dangerous places, that “best practices” are not always followed … — Dena Rifkin, M.D., The New York Times, 17 Nov. 2009 One of the major trends in U.S. health care is “evidence-based medicine,” which calls for making medical choices by comparing empirical evidence about an individual patient's condition to a larger body of best practices. — Luke Mitchell, Harper's, February 2009 … he proposed limiting corporate tax breaks to those businesses willing to abide by “best practices” when it comes to labor relations. — Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic, 21 Aug. 2000
First Known Use: 1927See Words from the same year
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