HIDE - Evidence-Based Health Care

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ACP Journal Club
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ's broad programs of research bring practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers and other health care purchasers.
This page provides brief evidence-based reviews of clinical topics which arise in an emergency room. These short reviews are developed using a systematic review of available literature. The database of these brief reviews was developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
EBM Toolbox
This site links to a variety of resources to assist those striving for an evidence-based practice. It includes calculators, descriptions of types of studies, a how-to on formulating a question and tips on MEDLINE searching.
Evidence Based Medicine
From the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this site includes tutorials and database resources.
Evidence Based Practice Resource Area
This site is designed to assist nurses in using evidence in clinical practice. It includes definitions, evidence-based processes, topic reviews, clinical outcomes and a toolkit.
Evidence-based Medicine Resource Center
This site provides support for those teaching and practicing evidence-based medicine. It includes links to websites, bibliographies, tutorials, databases and reference materials.
Evidence-Based On-Call
This site provides a collection of CATs (critically appraised topics) and guides to allow the integration of evidence in the care of hospitalized patients.
Evidence-based Pediatrics Web Site
From the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics, this site includes Pediatric CATs.
Joanna Briggs Institute
Developed by the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide, this site is international in scope. It includes information for nursing, speech pathology, clinical pharmacy and other areas. It includes databases of best practices, systematic reviews and reviews protocols developed by the institute members.
Journal Watch
(Dr. Richard Lehman, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, UK)
Journal Watch is a lighthearted review of the leading medical journals from a GP perspective. It is updated weekly.
Campbell Collaboration
The Campbell Collaboration (C2) helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development. The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions.
Users' Guides to Evidence-Based Practice
This site includes the text of the set of articles originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Asssociation (JAMA).