WEBTREATS: Evidence-Based Medicine

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice

This AHRQ site links to EPC Evidence Reports, technical methodology documents, and Evidence-based Practice Centers program information.

Bandolier

The impetus behind Bandolier was to find information about evidence of effectiveness and put the results forward as simple bullet points of those things that worked and those that did not.  Information comes from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized trials, and from high quality observational studies.  Bandolier contains sections on healthy living and risks.

BMJ Evidence Centre

One of the many services of the Evidence Centre is Evidence Updates, a joint project with McMaster University’s HIRU, which provides an e-mail alert to new evidence, a searchable database of the based evidence, and links to key evidence-based medicine resources.  Registration is required.

Campbell Collaboration

The international Campbell Collaboration (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 areas.

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR): KT Clearinghouse

This clearinghouse, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), serves as a repository of Knowledge Translation resources, including Knowledge Base, KT tools, and link to UT EBM centre.  Knowledge Base is an information repository and short 'primer' course on knowledge translation, designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of 'doing knowledge translation.'

Centre for Evidence & Policy (King’s College London)

The ESRC UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice emphasizes social care and social sciences.  The website offers publications, bibliographies, and databases and links to the Evidence Network.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Oxford)

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine was established in Oxford as the first of several centres around the country whose aim broadly is to promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (University of Toronto)

The CEBM website helps develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources for EBM practice and education for all health care professionals.  This site also supports the EBM book Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practiced and Teach EBM by Sackett et al.

Centre for Health Evidence

The Centre for Health Evidence, based at the University of Alberta, helps patients, health practitioners, and policy makers use evidence-based medicine to know what to do, do what is known, and understand what is done.  This site includes links to the Users’ Guides to Evidence-Based Practice that were published in JAMA.

Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration facilitates the creation, review, maintenance and dissemination of systematic overviews of the effects of health care.  This home page for this international Collaboration provides access to information on all its activities, to the Handbook, and to password-protected access to the Reviews.

CONSORT Statement

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).

EQUATOR Network

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.  The website provides quick links to key biomedical publishing guidelines and resources for both authors and editors.

Evidence Based Medicine Toolkit

This collection of tools, adapted from the Users’ Guides series, help users identify, assess, and apply the evidence in practice.

GRADE Working Group

The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations.  This website offers GRADE’s publications and GRADEpro, grading software.

Health Evidence Network (HEN)

HEN, a service of WHO Europe, synthesizes the evidence and publishes it in various forms, and gives access to other resources and agencies working for evidence-informed health policy.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews, March, 2011

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Duke University Health Sciences Library staff offer this tutorial on the basics of evidence-based medicine for health care professionals.

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health

The aim of NCCWCH is to improve the health of women and children by developing the best evidence-based guidelines for the NHS.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

The NIHR is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation, funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)

The CRD identifies and reviews the results of good quality health research and disseminates the findings.  The reviews cover the effectiveness of care for particular conditions, the effectiveness of health technologies, and evidence on efficient methods of organizing and delivering particular types of healthcare.

Horizon Scanning Centre (HSC) 

The NIHR HSC supplies timely information to key policy- and decision-makers within the NHS about emerging health technologies that may have a significant impact on patients or the provision of health services in the near future.

New York Academy of Medicine Section on Evidence Based Health Care

This site contains references, bibliographies, tutorials, glossaries, and on-line databases to guide those embarking on teaching and practicing evidence-based medicine. It offers practice tools to support critical analysis of the literature and MEDLINE searching, as well as links to other sites that help enable evidence-based medical care.

NHS Evidence Search Health and Social Care

NHS Evidence in Health and Social Care provides free access to clinical and non-clinical information – local, regional, national and international. Information includes evidence, guidance and government policy, with emphasis is on British resources.  Using My Evidence requires registration and login.

The Ottawa Statement on the ethical design and conduct of cluster randomized trials

This consensus statement, which aims to provide researchers with guidance on the ethical design and conduct of CRTs in clinical research, was published as an open access document (Weijer C et al: PloSMed 2012;9:e1001346).

PRISMA

PRISMA, Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

PubMed Clinical Queries

This NCBI NLM website provides specialized PubMed searches for physicians by clinical study category, limited to systematic reviews, or limited to medical genetics. 

Social Programs That Work

This site seeks to identify those social interventions shown in rigorous studies to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants and society.

Understanding Evidence

Understanding Evidence, one of the online tools in the CDC VetoViolence website, offers knowledge and resources for using evidence in decision-making processes for violence prevention.

Listserv:  Evidence-Based-Health

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Please also refer to the WEBTREATS on Guidelines and Searching Cochrane for related links.

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