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Evidence Based Medicine

A curated list of resources for practitioners

Websites Useful In Finding Drug Information

  • Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility
    Listing of evidence-based reviews and summaries from the University of Birmingham.
  • AGREE (Apprasial of Guidelines Research and Evaluation)
    The AGREE instrument is useful for critically evaluating clinical guidelines.
  • Cardiff University Information Services
    Offers the TRIP Plus Database which searches and links to evidence-based reviews, guidelines and peer-reviewed articles.
  • CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Program
    Tools developed by the Public Health Resource Unit of the NHS in Great Britain. Offers worksheets for evaluating systematic reviews, RCT, cohort, case-control, and economic studies plus diagnositic test studies and clinical prediction rule.
  • Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
    Academic site that provides the ability to learn, use, and teach EBM.
  • Cochrane Collaboration
    This collaboration provides electronic, systematic, up-to-date reviews of relevant randomized trials in health care publications.
  • ECRI Guidelines Trust
    This site is sponsored by the former contractor for the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, ECRI Institute. An ECRI account is required to access the guidelines.
  • National Institutes of Clinical Excellence
    Provides patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on the best uses of medications and devices.
  • The NNT
    Physician run website reporting the number needed to treat for common interventions. Searchable by specialty, system, rating, or risk assessment.
  • Oregon Center for Evidence Based Policy
    This center provides comprehensive reviews of comparative efficacy and safety of different medication classes. Documents are available electronically for free download/review, once the user provides basic information (name, institution).
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
    SIGN develops and publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines