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