EBM Sites

Below is a list of useful web-sites relating to Evidence Based Practice. Again as with other lists on this site, it may not be complete and if there are any glaring omissions, please let the CAMRN Adminstrator know (info@rccm.org.uk).


CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)
Home – CASP – Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (casp-uk.net)
The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) is a programme within Learning & Development at the Public Health Resource Unit. Since 1993 the programme has helped to develop an evidence-based approach in health and social care, working with local, national and international groups. CASP aims to enable individuals to develop the skills to find and make sense of research evidence, helping them to put knowledge into practice.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
Home – 2020 – The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (cebm.net)
Provides a wide range of resources, including the EBM toolbox which assists the user in asking focused clinical questions and filtering and critically appraising information.

Clinical Evidence
www.clinicalevidence.com
Directory which is updated monthly, published by BMJ. Differentiates itself from other research reviews in that it “begins with the questions, then looks for the evidence addressing those questions”.

The Clinical Trials Toolkit 
Routemap (ct-toolkit.ac.uk)
The Clinical Trials Toolkit  provides practical advice to researchers in designing and conducting publicly funded clinical trials in the UK. Through the use of an interactive routemap, this site provides information on best practice and outlines the current legal and practical requirements for conducting clinical trials.

Cochrane Centre (UK)
www.cochrane.org
A not-for-profit organisation aiming to make up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available. See Cochrane Library below.

Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field Registry BROKEN LINK
About us | Cochrane Complementary Medicine
The CM field has put a great deal of effort into laying the groundwork for conducting systematic reviews by constructing a database of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) on CAM topics. To date, over 6500 trials have been identified through regular high yield search strategies.This link provides instructions on how to search the registry.

Cochrane Library database
Cochrane Reviews | Cochrane Library
A regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Data from numerous small studies are often combined statistically (with meta-analysis). The website provides free access to the abstracts and full text is available through the NELH (see link below).

CRD (NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination)
www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/
Aims to promote research-based practice in the NHS by offering rigorous, systematic reviews on selected topics and a dissemination and information service. Includes DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), NHS EED and Cochrane Training Guide.

Evidence Based Health Informatics
hiru.mcmaster.ca
Collaboration by the Health Information Research Unit at McMaster University, Ontario “with local and international groups to study and redress health care information problems”. Some unique projects.

Evidence-Based Medicine & EBM Online
ebm.bmjjournals.com/
Bi-monthly journal published by BMJ. Scans 130 general medical and specialist journals for the most clinically important and valid research for clinicians. There is limited access for non-subscribers, thought TOC’s and abstracts can be viewed.

Evidence Based Medicine Tool Kit
www.http://www.ebm.med.ualberta.ca/
Guidelines for analysing EBM, published by the EBM Working Group.

Health Technology Assessments 
Health Technology Assessment | NIHR
The HTA programme is a national programme of research established and funded by the Department of Health’s Research and development programme. The purpose of the programme is to ensure that high quality research information on the costs, effectiveness and broader impact of health technologies is produced in the most effective way for those who use, manage and provide care inthe NHS.

How to Read a Paper (critical appraisal)
http://www.bmj.com/content/315/7104/364.extract
Full text of various articles and chapters on evaluating and approaching various kinds of research, including qualitative, statistical and economic analyses

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebm/welcome.htm
Tutorials  intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

Knowledgeshare – NHS information support for Evidence Based Practice
www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk
Knowledgeshare is a project designed to support the information needs of local health care professionals in the Brighton/Hayward’s Heath area. They produce a bi-monthly bulletin outlining the latest information in evidence based practice available from health care libraries in the East Sussex region, collated by the Knowledgeshare project, The Library, Sussex Postgraduate Medical Centre, Brighton.

Medline
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960’s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center
www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm
This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.

NCCAM Resources for Health Care Providers
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/providers
An online resource,designed to give health care providers easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). With this new resource, providers will have the tools necessary to learn about the various CAM practices and products and be better able to discuss the safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine with their patients

ScHARR – Netting the Evidence
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/
Netting the Evidence is intended to facilitate evidence-based healthcare by providing support and access to helpful organisations and useful learning resources, such as an evidence-based virtual library, software and journals.

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice)
www.tripdatabase.com
The TRIP Database searches over 75 sites of high-quality medical information.The TRIP Database gives direct, hyperlinked access to a large collection of ‘evidence-based’ material on the web as well as articles from some of the major on-line journals such as the BMJ, JAMA, NEJM etc.