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Evidence-Based Practice Guide

Filtered resources appraise the quality of studies and often make recommendations for practice. These filtered resources can save you time and effort. —Dicenso et al., 2009; Grandage et al., 2002.

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systematic review uses explicit methods to systematically search the literature, critically appraise, and synthesize all relevant studies on a specific topic. A meta-analysis is a systematic review that uses statistical method(s) to combine the results of individual studies. —Straus, 2011

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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Summarize and interpret the results of high-quality clinical trials; useful for clinical decision-making. Perform your search using a combination of subject headings and keywords.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) Perform your search using a combination of subject headings and keywords.

A critically appraised topic is a synthesis of evidence.

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ECRI Guidelines Trust™ This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. Users must complete registration for free access.
Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Evidence Reports The reports — prepared by Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — provide organizations with comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies. Perform your search using keywords.
ClinicalKey Guidelines This page allows you to search or browse peer-reviewed guidelines by specialties or authoring organizations.
UpToDate

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A comprehensive, evidence-based clinical information resource, designed to give practical answers to clinicians at the point of care. Perform your search using keywords.

A critically appraised individual article is a synopsis of an article evaluation and summary of a single research study. —Straus, 2011.

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ACP Journal Club Saves you time by summarizing and commenting on important original research applicable to everyday clinical cases. Perform your search using keywords in search box or browse by topics listed in the left sidebar.
Critical Pathways in Cardiology: A Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine Perform your search using keywords. Provides a single source for critical pathways being used at hospitals worldwide. Includes diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for specific disorders, complete with evidence-based rationale..
Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Perform your search using keywords. International, peer-reviewed journal. Provides rigorous studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities
Evidence-based Medicine Perform your search using keywords. Selected articles from the health-related literature that are both true and useful. Reports important advances in internal medicine and other primary care physicians.
Evidence-based Mental Health Perform your search using keywords. Alerts clinicians to important advances in treatment, diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, continuing education, economic evaluation and qualitative research in mental health.
Evidence-based Nursing Perform your search using keywords. Alerts practicing nurses to important and clinically relevant advances in treatment, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis.