Reference Tools & Selected Internet Resources

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Evidence-Based Medicine & Clinical Guidelines

  • AHRQ Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality site includes links to the National Guideline Clearinghouse, AHRQ's own Clinical Practice Guidelines Online, and other guideline-related products.

  • Best Evidence (access via Ovid)
    The Best Evidence database consists of two journals ACP Journal Club, a publication of the American College of Physicians, and Evidence-Based Medicine, a joint publication with the British Medical Journal Group. The editors of Best Evidence screen the top clinical journals on a regular basis and identify studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant. They write an enhanced abstract of the chosen articles and provide a commentary on the value of the article for clinical practice. Using this source, clinicians can quickly understand and apply to their practice important changes in medical knowledge, without having to read and synthesize for themselves thousands of journal articles.

  • CDC Prevention Guidelines Database
    Compendium of official guidelines and recommendations published by the CDC for the prevention of diseases, injuries, and disabilities.

  • Centers for Health Evidence
    Centre for Health Evidence (CHE) promotes the practice of evidence-based health by presenting knowledge-based resources and summaries to health professionals via Internet-based technologies.

    Information about location, design, purpose, and participation criteria for clinical trials.

  • Cochrane Collaboration Homepage
    An informative site dealing with the effects of health care.

  • Consensus Statements
    National Institutes of Health's current medical guidelines indexed by subject and date.

  • Evidence Practice Newsletter
    A source of information for the evidence-based practice of medicine, from the publishers of the Journal of Family Practice. It features only POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters): articles about the kinds of problems seen in primary care that use outcomes that patients care about, and that have the potential to change practices.

  • Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition
    Recommendations for clinical practice on preventive interventions.

    Health Services/Technology Assessment Text.

  • Journal Club on the Web
    This Website is an interactive medical "journal club" maintained by Dr. Michael Jacobson. Every two weeks, he summarizes and comments on an article from the recent medical literature. Feedback from readers is appended to the article summaries. The articles are primarily in the field of adult internal medicine and mainly from the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and the Lancet.

  • Lexi-Comp's Diagnostic Procedures Handbook
    Quick reference for practitioners and healthcare professionals at all levels of experience or training.

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    Resource for up-to-date evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

  • Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines
    University of California San Francisco's searchable database of guidelines for primary care providers.

  • Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
    A good resource of information from Oxford University promoting Evidence Based Medicine.


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