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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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  • 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 trials 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 an 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.
  • 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.