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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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TCMC Library Selected Resources for Keeping up with the Medical Literature

  • American Family Physician
    Table of Contents alerts.
  • Bandolier
    Bandolier is an evidence-based journal based at Oxford University. Sign up for e-mail alerts about changes in Pain Medicine.
  • BMJ Evidence Updates
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  • Dynamed
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  • NEJM Journal Watch
    Offers several options for customizing e-mail alerts.

EBM Blogs

Keeping Up with the Medical Literature

“…considering everything of biomedical importance [to primary care] would require perusing about 6,000 articles a day.”

Source: Alper BS, Hand JA, Elliott SG, Kinkade S, Hauan MJ, Onion DK, Sklar BM. How much effort is needed to keep up with the literature relevant for primary care?. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 Oct;92(4):429-37

According to the concepts of Information Mastery, physicians need to select at least one good "foraging tool" to stay current. A good tool will provide useful, relevant, and valid information while filtering out the non-essential.

Alan Shaughnessy, PharmD, has written this excellent article about how to set up a system to keep up with the literature.


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