Provides access to the full-text of documents useful in health care decision making (see HSTAT FactSheet). HSTAT includes: clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides for clinicians, consumer brochures, and evidence reports sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR); AHCPR technology assessment reports; National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus development conference and technology assessment reports; NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center research protocols; HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) resource documents; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) treatment improvement protocols; and the Public Health Service (PHS) Preventive Services Task Force Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. It also provides a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Guidelines Database.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse? (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [AHCPR]), in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
PsychiatryOnline is a web-based portal that features DSM-IV-TR®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world, as well as providing electronic access to a dozen American Psychiatric Association textbooks, practice guidelines, journals and self-assessment tools, as well as information for patients and families.
Released in March, the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Care reflect the maturation of the field, health care reform, quality outcomes, and evidenced based palliative care research. This document incorporates important quality assessment and improvement initiatives into palliative care, and describes the comprehensive care necessary for patients at the end of life.
Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely reshot content, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for all health professionals. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.
From Stat!Ref, scroll down and select EBMcalc EBMcalc is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set. EBMcalc encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students of all types.
ICD-9-CM is the official system of assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures associated with hospital utilization in the United States. The ICD-9 is used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates.
This risk assessment tool uses recent data from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for hard coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death). This tool is designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and older.
The NCEMI has created useful online calculators. Decision rules, scores, and algorithms are also provided. Best viewed in IE, these links are along the right-hand side of the page, under the images section. Page does not display in Firefox.
The SCORE is a validated clinical prediction rule that selects patients who are appropriate candidates for DXA screening. SCORE was developed to identify post-menopausal women who may have a T-score of < -2 and should be screened.