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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Information Mastery  

Applying the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making.
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Evidence-Based Point-of-Care Resources


"For a clinical reference resource to truly be called evidence-based, conclusions must be based on the best available evidence. Conclusions can be based on the best available evidence only if the evidence is consistently and systematically identified, evaluated and selected."
Dynamed https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/content/7-step-process Accessed October 28, 2014

  • Dynamed
    Patient care summaries with recommendations graded according to the evidence.
  • First Consult (via Clinical Key)
    Patient care summaries with Evidence statements.
    In the pulldown list next to the search box, select First Consult
  • Micromedex
    Patient care summaries and drug information. Clinical checklists with Strength of Evidence/Recommendation.
  • UpToDate
    Patient care summaries with extensive references to the literature.

Evidence Taxonomies

Point-of-Care Resources used Evidence Taxonomies and Professional Guidelines to grade the quality and level of evidence in their summaries and recommendations. A link to the taxonomy is usually included next to the evidence statement so that the user can review how the recommendation has been graded and evaluated. Below are some of the taxonomies that are used in Evidence-Based resources:


SORT (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) 

Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine 

AHRQ Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations 

Critical Appraisal Check Lists 


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