Evidenced-Based Practice is the process of systematically finding, appraising and using contemporaneous research findings as the basis for clinical decisions. Evidence-Based Medicine asks questions, finds and harnesses that information for everyday clinical practice.
Evidence-based medicine follows four steps:
- formulate a clear clinical question from a patient's problem.
- search the literature for relevant clinical articles.
- evaluate (critically appraise) the evidence for its validity and usefulness.
- implement useful findings in clinical practice.
Scope Note. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1997.
Evidence Based Medicine Tutorial developed by the Kaleida Health Libraries is a basic guide to the principles of EBM and search techniques.
Evidence Based Medicine Resources is an well-organized reference on the topic developed by the Kaleida Health Libraries. It is a compact document with links to the most respected organizations, clinical guidelines, and online databases. Also included: a list of print materials available in the libraries and an essential glossary for quick reference.
Bandolier - Evidence-based health care. An online journal produced monthly in Oxford, England for the NHS R&D Directorate.
Centre for Evidence Based Medicine - University Health Network, Mount Sinai, Toronto CA
Resources for teaching, practicing, and handheld devices. Includes glossary, links to additional Internet resources, and research in Knowledge Translation.
Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorials
Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) - Duke University Medical Center Library presents a list of tutorials, student's guide, core references, a glossary, and sample curriculums.
Users' Guides to Evidence - Based Practice From the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta CA. Contains EBM learning tools organized in three sections - Background, Primary Studies, Integrative Studies.
Evidence-based Practice Centers - Evidence-based Practice Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Evidence reports available on clinical care topics.
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ACP Journal Club
Cochrane Central Register of Controled Trials
Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews
EBM: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness
EBM Reviews - simultaneous searching of the 4 databases
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