Agencies & Centers
Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ is the health services research arm of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It provides
evidence-based information on quality improvement and
patient safety; outcomes and effectiveness of care;
clinical practice and technology assessment; health
care organization and delivery systems; primary care
(including preventive services); and health care costs
and sources of payment.
Centres for Health Evidence (CHE)
Presents knowledge-based resources and summaries to
health professionals. CHE provides extensive information
on how to identify the required evidence, how to critically
appraise published literature and understanding statistics.
Center for Evidence-Based
University of Toronto
Contains materials related to teaching and practising
EBM, including a glossary of EBM terms, resources for
handheld devices, and links to other EBM sites.
Centre for Evidence-Based
National Health Service (UK)
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine website contains
resources which promote and provide support evidence-based
health care providers, students and patients.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
National Health Service (UK)
The largest group in the world engaged exclusively in evidence synthesis in the health field. The centre undertakes high quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health and social care interventions and the delivery and organisation of health care. CRD produces the renowned DARE, NHS EED and HTA databases which are used by health professionals, policy makers and researchers around the world.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
National Health Service (UK)
While a one-time registration is required, this collection of evidence-based information about the common conditions managed in primary and first-contact care is free. It is complied by the National Health Service and outlines the evidence on which answers are based.
Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of
institutions committed to preparing, maintaining, and
disseminating systematic reviews of the effects of health
care. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is indexed as a journal by Medline. Ovid Medline links to its systematic reviews with an EBM Topic Review link from the articles it reviews.
Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field
Overview of the mission and activities of the Cochrane
Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field. Includes
links to the Complementary Medicine Field Newsletter,
Complementary Medicine Reviews & Protocols, and
the Registry, a database of randomized control trials
(RCT) and controlled clinical trials (CCT) on Complementary
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Links to scientific reviews, evidence reports, evidence-based
practice centers, conferencs and evidence-based methodology.
Evidence-based Medicine Resource Center
The New York Academy of Medicine Library/ American College of Physicians, New York Chapter
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.
Practice Guidelines Archive
U.S. Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
Consists of a series of 19 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Each guideline has several versions as listed: Clinical
Practice Guidelines, Quick Reference Guides for Clinicians,
and Consumer Versions.
Infobase Clinical Practice Guidelines
A database of guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada
by a national, provincial/territorial or regional medical
or health organization, professional society, government
agency or expert panel.
Services Technology Assessment Texts - HSTAT
Library of Medicine
HSTAT is a free, web-based resource that provides access
to full-text documents useful for providing health information
and for health care decision making. HSTAT provides
access to a wide variety of publications, including:
clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides
for clinicians, consumer health brochures, evidence
reports and technology assessments.
- National Guideline
U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice
guidelines. Guidelines can be browsed by the following
categories: Disease/Condition, Treatment/Intervention,
or Organization. The National Guideline Clearinghouse
is sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy
& Research, the American Medical Association and
the American Association of Health Plans.
See EBM Databases, Limits, Publication & Study Types
EBM Centers by
Pain Research at Oxford University
Collection of evidence under a variety of different
health topics. Bandolier searches and abstracts systematic
reviews of treatments, evidence about diagnosis, epidemiology
or health economics.
Boston University Medical Center - Alumni Medical Library
Lamar Soutter Library at Umass
Interactive tutorial focusing on the construction of
evidence-based clinical questions in terms of both prognosis
Finding the Evidence
Medical University of South Carolina Library
Tutorial is designed to help health practitioners acquire the skills they need to conduct successful evidence-based searches.
to Evidence-Based Medicine
Duke University/ UNC
- Chapel Hill
"A basic tutorial intended for any health care
practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction
to the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine."
McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE)
A system to help define the best research to support evidence-based clinical practice, tailored to the individual interests of clinicians.
The Hirsh Health Sciences Library has current subscriptions to the following journals. Unless indicated, the following journals require a valid Tufts
ID for access.
University Medical Center Library EBM File
Duke University Medical Center Library
Free PDA file of evidence-based medicine resources. Contains
information on EBM terminology, how to construct a well-built
clinical question, and how to evaluate various types of
journal articles. A reference guide on searching Ovid
MEDLINE is also included. Free AvantGo account required.
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Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto
Designed to calculate relevant statistics for Diagnostic
studies, Prospective Studies, Case Control Studies, and
Randomized Control Trials (RCT). Operating System: Palm