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Evidence Based Health Care Tools


  • Bandolier Links, Highly recommended by NZGG. A helpful list of EBM sites compiled from a list of Andrew Booth’s bookmarks.


  • CATbank: Selection of Critically Appraised Topics from the University of Michigan, USA.


  • Curbside: enter naturally phrased clinical questions to search evidence based material


  • EPIQ - Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) Checklists




  • CONSORT, which stands for Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials, encompasses various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to alleviate the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).


  • Google Netting the Evidence: Search engine dedicated to the methodology of evidence based practice. Netting the Evidence searches 107 sites.



  • OTCATS A critically appraised topic (or CAT) is a short summary of evidence. It is like a hosrter and less rigorous version of a systematic review, summarising the best available research evidence on a topic.



  • Statistics for Clinicians: A series of four papers published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on hypothesis testing, interpreting study results, assessing the effects of treatment and correlation and regression.