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Evidence based healthcare resources

About evidence based healthcare practice
Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (University of Oxford) - EBHC tools
Cochrane Collaboration - all about Cochrane reviews and training resources
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination UK  - guidance for undertaking systematic reviews
McMaster University Library - guide to EBM resources 


Finding Clinical Summaries - the EBM digests:
UpToDate, DynaMed Plus

Finding syntheses and systematic reviews:
Cochrane Library - over 6,000 reviews on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions
Campbell Library  -  education, crime and justice and social welfare
Trip Database   - searches multiple websites for reviews
PEDro Database - physiotherapy evidence based studies
NICE Evidence search - searches for evidence from a wide range of health and social care services
PROSPERO - an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care


Finding clinical guidelines: 
National Guideline Clearinghouse - international clinical practice guidelines . 
NICE - guidance from the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence. 
SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) - development of guidelines and their application into practice. 

 

Finding primary studies by type:
Clinical Queries at PubMed - find review and studies by diagnosis, therapy, prognosis or prediction filters 

 

Clinical research
Centre for Statistics in Medicine - resources, courses and publications
ClinicalTrials.gov - from the National Institutes of Health, US
ISRCTN Registry - search multiple registers of RCTs
WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
CONSORT - recommendations for reporting RCTs.
National Cancer Institute - National Institutes of Health, US.

 

Suggested sites for this subject are welcome - please email Grainne McCabe

 

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