JAMAevidence Includes access to Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, education guides and learning tools. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.
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Based on: DiCenso, A., Bayley, L., & Haynes, R. B. (2009). Accessing pre-appraised evidence: Fine-tuning the 5S model into a 6S model. Evidence Based Nursing, 12. 99-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebn.12.4.99-b
Syntheses include systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and more. Sources to search include:
For more information, check out our subject guide on systematic reviews.
Summaries integrate the best available evidence to provide a full range of evidence addressing all management options for a given health problem, not just one aspect of the problem (as found in single-study resources).
Sources to search include:
Systems are very detailed, often patient-specific, and link the patient’s conditions to current best practices.
They currently are not very common outside of specialty clinics and/or highly automated departments.
Sources for critical appraisal tools:
For more tools, check out our subject guide on systematic reviews.
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These books are intended for looking up quick facts. All are available online.
These books provide quick information in a question-and-answer format for practice and review.