Evidence based healthcare resources

General Information about EBHC

Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. Sackett, D.L. et al. (1996) BMJ 312 (7023), 13 January, 71-72).

Evidence Based Medicine Tool Kit - Appraisal guides, search strategies, and worksheets for working through evidence based questions.

Glossary of EBM Terms - Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Toronto

The Well-Built Clinical Question - Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina (this is part of their Introduction to EBM Tutorial).

User's Guides to Evidence Based Medicine - American Medical Association - The User's Guides are created to instruct the reader in doing their own critical assessments of the literature.

HSL Electronic Resources
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ACP Journal Club - Critical appraisal summaries for clinical trials appearing in the literature.
ACP PIER- The Physicians' Information and Education Resource. Authoritative, evidence-based guidance to improve clinical care.
Clinical Evidence - A compendium of evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions published by BMJ.
Cochrane Library - Consists of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) ; the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews); the Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR); Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA); and, the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
DynaMed - A point-of-care resource with clinical evidence summaries on over 1800 topics. Available in a PDA version to members of the NYMC community.
PubMed - This version of MEDLINE includes some special EBM filters including a Systematic Reviews subset -- systematic[sb] -- and Clinical Queries pre-formulated searches. Search through the link at right in order to take advantage of our full-text links when off-campus

Other EBHC Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Evidence Based Practice subdirectory page includes Evidence Reports and Technology Assessments produced by participating evidence-based practice centers.

Bandolier Journal - Evidence based health care journal from the UK, freely available three months after publication. Site includes the Bandolier Knowledge Library, evidence reviews freely available and created for the web.

Campbell Collaboration - The international Campbell Collaboration (C2) is a non-profit organization that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational arenas.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Provides clinical and public health guidance and evidence reports, and inludes a link to the Public Health Electronic Library .

PEDro -The Physiotherapy Evidence Database, an initiative of the Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

PrimeAnswers - A digital knowledgebase/meta-search engine integrating several clinical information resources. Created at the University of Washington (with funding from the National Library of Medicine).

SUMsearch - An internet meta-search engine, SUMsearch searches various pre-selected sites in search of medical evidence. Searches PubMed, DARE, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse, as well as various search engines, such as Google, etc.

Trip Database - Another meta-search engine, the Trip Database searches across more than 70 sources of quality medical information -- includes some full text journal articles and access to the e-Medicine database. This is a particularly nice free resource.

Practice Guidelines

Guideline.gov - The National Guideline Clearinghouse maintained by the AHRQ in partnership with the AMA and AAHP. Searchable practice guidelines from medical associations in all specialty areas.

Other Web Sites of Interest

Cochrane Collaboration - Go to this site to learn more about this cornerstone of EBM.

Evidence Based Medicine Resource Center - Housed at The New York Academy of Medicine, this web site was developed as part of a grant from the American College of Physicians, and has many useful links.

Hooked on Evidence - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) database containing current research evidence on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions (members or subscribers only).

Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine Tutorial developed at Duke University and University of North Carolina.

M. Ascher, Updated 9/8/2010

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