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Feddern, Tanya
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Tue, 10 Jan 2006 13:57:38 -0500
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Hello, everyone.  I'd really like your feedback on this database summary
for medical students and healthcare professionals.  Please email me
privately with suggested changes, and I'll post to the lists.

 

 

*      Use the ACP Journal Club database to...

-        Read a critical appraisal of recent articles; also includes
secondary research articles such as meta-analysis or review articles

-        Find topics on therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology,
economics, quality improvement, clinical prediction guides and EBM
trends

 

*      Use the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to...     

-        Search for controlled trials on treatments 

-        Find topics on therapy and prevention

-        Write a systematic review

-        NOTE: these articles require critical appraisal

 

*      Use the Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews to find...

-        Clinical data at the highest level of evidence (i.e.,
systematic review)

-        Topics on therapy and prevention

 

*      Use the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) to...

-        Read a critical appraisal of recently published meta-analysis
or review articles

-        Find topics on therapy, prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation
and screening 

 

*      Use PubMed's Systematic Reviews database to find... 

-        Primary and secondary research articles such as meta-analysis,
systematic review articles, guidelines, consensus development
conferences, reviews of clinical trials, and more

-        Topics on therapy and prevention

-        NOTE: these articles *may* require critical appraisal

 

 

Thank you,


Tanya

 

Tanya Feddern, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L
http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/EBMbib.html
http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/index.html
Evidence-Based Medicine Assistant Professor; Reference & Education
Services Librarian
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Louis Calder
Memorial Library

 

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