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Best Practice

‘Best practice’ goes beyond ‘good practice’, and would be expected to be the best available practice, supported by other practices that give a measured and demonstrable improvement.

Being ‘the best’ and ‘best practices’ are not the same thing. A ‘best practice; may have been accepted by the profession or industry, but there may well be a better practice in existence somewhere in the world, which eventually will be accepted as the new best practice, but in the meanwhile, it is reasonable to continue with the existing best practice, and it is not necessary to search for this more novel best practice.