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Sources of Evidence

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  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research provides evidence-based information on healthcare outcomes, quality, and on cost, use, and access. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make better informed decisions and improves the quality of healthcare services.
  • Agency for Quality in Medicine: Germany is a joint institution of the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
  • Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility (ARIF): A collaboration between the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, the Department of General Practice and the Health Services Management Centre in the University of Birmingham, funded by the Research and Development Directorate of the NHS Executive, West Midlands Regional Office.
  • Alberta Medical Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Program supports appropriate, effective and quality medical care in Alberta through promotion, development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • Australian NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines has published guidelines on a number of primary and secondary care topics. Some are available as electronic versions and can be downloaded from this site.
  • Bandolier: is a monthly journal produced in Oxford UK since 1994 for the NHS Research and Development Directorate. It contains bullet points of evidence-based medicine.
  • BestBets:BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.

 

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  • Campbell Corporation (C2) is a non-profit organization that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral and educational arenas.
  • The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health is a national body that provides Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial health care decision makers with credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness and efficiency of drugs and other health technologies.
  • Cancer Care Ontario. It is a comprehensive range of evidence based cancer guidelines, but also has links to a number of evidence based practice guidelines.
  • Cancer Literature in PubMed, Produced by the National Cancer Institute's International Cancer Information Center, CANCERLIT is a bibliographic database that contains more than 1.3 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources.
  • Cochrane Collaboration: This webliography presents an overview of the most important print and online resources for evidence-based health care and medicine.
  • The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
  • Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine – Established in Oxford as the first of several centres throughout the UK with the aim of promoting evidence-based health care and providing support and resources to anyone requiring them.
  • Centre for Health Services & Policy Research, Its mission is to stimulate scientific enquiry into issues of health in population groups, and ways in which health services can best be organized, funded and delivered.
  • Clinical Evidence. This site is a compendium of the best available evidence for effective health care. Access is by subscription for users outside of England and Wales.
  • Delfini Provides Evidence-based Practice Resources & Services for Health Care Quality along with Help for Health Care Decision-Makers & Help to Achieve Value & Patient-Centered Care
  • DISCERN Online: Quality Criteria for Consumer Health Information: a useful tool for assessing a broad range of consumer health information on the internet.
  • Effective Healthcare Australia aims to assist health organisations in the Asia Pacific Region maximise health and service outcomes for their patients, clients and communities.
  • eGuidelines: It provides primary care guideline summaries, news of new guidelines and related issues, and links to over 200 clinical governance and medical sites. Registration is required.
  • Evidence Based PT and Rehab Research. Searches medical and physical therapy databases, access free medline and research libraries across the world. Supports evidence based practice in physical therapy and sort out rehabilitation outcomes.
  • Evidence Direct: from the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Very useful site with links to evidence based sources and tools.
  • Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment supports and co-ordinates health care technology assessment in Finland.
  • Guidelines International Network, Webinar: New technologies to facilitate clinical practice guideline development
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) is a non-profit organisation established in 2002.

 

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  • Oncolink :comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances.
  • OTseeker: is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trails relevant to occupational therapy.
  • OTdirect is an independent site for Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants and OT students, produced by OTs in their spare time.
  • Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters (POEMs) provides Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters information, Evidence-Based Practice newsletter, and InfoRetriever software that retrieves information on evidence based medicine.
  • RAND is acronym for Research and Development. It is a non-profit institution that helps improve public policy through research and analysis.
  • ScHARR: Information Resources Bookmarks
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) is a network of clinicians and healthcare professionals formed in 1993 with an objective to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of clinical care for patients in Scotland by developing, publishing and disseminating guidelines which identify and promote good clinical practice.
  • SUMSearch: selects the best resources for your question, formats your question for each resource, and makes additional searches based on results.
  • Supercourse: also termed the Global Health Network University by the British Medical Journal – has 10,300 faculty from 151 countries who have created a Library of Lectures made available on the internet. .
  • US National Guideline Clearinghouse : A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.
  • Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development aims to provide the highest quality research and intelligence, education and training and innovation and development services.

 

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