Evidence-based medicine is the integration of clinical expertise, patient preferences and the best evidence from clinically-relevant research into the decision-making process for patient care. It requires skills such as efficient literature searching and the application of formal rules of evidence in evaluating the clinical literature.
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- The Importance of Evidence Based Medicine
Short video that explains why an evidence based approach to medicine is important and why there really isn't a conspiracy to keep miracle cures for cancer or AIDS a secret from the public. (Time: 2:23)
- Viva La Evidence
Great evidence-based practice music video with apologies to Coldplay. (Time: 4:19)
- Why We Need Evidence-Based Health Care
The best physicians in England try to heal the king in 1685. James McCormack and Bob Ragno describe the final days of King Charles II. (Time: 5:26)
- Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
Quality filters, levels of evidence, probabilities and calculators, background issues, glossary, study designs, appraisal, evaluation, courses, etc.
- EBM Resources (SUNY Downstate)
Extensive web site includes tutorials; EBM calculators; EBM clinical trials; PDA resources; glossaries; resources in various specialties, etc.
- EBM Toolkit
Collection of tools for identifying, assessing and applying relevant evidence for better health care decision-making.
- Evidence Pyramid
Graphic display of different types of research evidence, from in vitro research to systematic reviews & meta-analyses.
- Evidence-Based Medicine Resource Center
Links to EBM databases, publications, journals, listservs, education, etc.
- Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorials (UMass)
Tutorials in prognosis, therapy, diagnosis, etiology.
- Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences - Tutorials
Tutorials for fields of applied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
- Evidence-Based Practice Tutorials and Resources
Dozens of links re general information; framing the clinical question; finding the evidence; assessing the evidence; making the clinical decision.
- Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice (Tutorial)
Intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine.
- National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
Public repository for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets
- PubMed Health
Answers the question "What works?" in medical & health care. Contains systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Produced by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCNI).
- Users' Guides to Evidence-Based Practice
The complete set of Users' Guides, originally published as a series in JAMA.