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Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
- Provides workshops, resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with research tools and educational material to download. Based at Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford.
- Learn to read clinical papers with confidence with courses on critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine
Development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs): comparing approaches
- Critical review of six clinical practice guidelines development handbooks.
Evidence Based Medicine
- A concise (85 pg.) overview and study notes of the principles of evidence-based medicine for students. From Dr. Jeffrey Schaefer, University of Calgary. [PDF]
Evidence Based Medicine - Research and Subject Guides
- This guide, tabbed by topic, is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature; includes a resource collection and glossary. From the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Evidence Based Medicine Information
- A tutorial on basic concepts, including a guide to searching literature and databases. From Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
Evidence-based Medicine: Ten Top Things to Know!
- A compact primer on evidence-based medicine, from basic definitions to fundamentals principles, with tips and commentary.  [PDF]
The Evidence-based Practice Center Experience
- Collection of reports explaining the process of preparing systematic reviews. A free supplement of Annals of Internal Medicine.
GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations
- The advantages of the GRADE system for rating the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations.
GRADE: Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
- Comprehensive (74 pp., as downloadable PDF) tutorial on GRADE, the leading consensus approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. From McMaster University. [PDF]
The Hierarchy of Evidence: From Unsystematic Clinical Observations to Systematic Reviews
- Summary and critical review of hierarchies of evidence, contrasting the different current approaches and noting their limitations and merits. Chapter from "Neurology: An Evidence-Based Approach".  [PDF]
How to do a meta-analysis
- Comprehensive guide to the process of conducting meta-analysis: selecting articles, inclusion criteria, effect sizes, practical analysis execution, and estimating publication bias. From the British Psychological Society. [PDF]
Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine
- Slide presentation given to second year medical students on the principles of evidence-based medcine. From the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). [pdf]
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
- A self-paced tutorial on the principles and processes, designed for healthcare practitioners and students. From the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
- A five minute tutorial, with inbuilt self-assessment, from the Boston University Medical Library.
Introduction to Evidence-based Practice
- Provides a summary of the principles, processes, and foundations of evidence-based decision making. Chapter from "Evidence-based Practice Across the Health Professions".  [PDF]
KT Clearinghouse: Center for Evidence-Based Medicine
- Features tutorials on practising and teaching this method of critical appraisal, with glossary of terms and self-evaluation questionnaire. Form the Department of Medicine at Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
Meta-analyses: what they can and cannot do
- Critical examination of the pros and caveats about meta-analysis, and how the limitations can be overcome; also includes a illustrative case vignette. From CEB, the Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 
- Resources and including evidence-based guidelines for primary care providers . From The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Navigating the Maze
- The University of Virginia School of Medicine presents a guide to using web-based medical search engines, with links to the major resources.
Outcomes & Evidence Based Medicine
- Categorized collection of evidence-based resources from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.
- Interative tips from the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine on formulating clinical questions and conducting critical appraisals, accompanying the text "Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM".
Statistical methods for evidence-based medicine: the diagnostic test. Part I
- Part I of a two part series on how to select and interpret diagnostic tests to confirm or exclude a diagnosis, using a full working example. [PDF]
Statistical methods for evidence-based medicine: the diagnostic test. Part II
- Part II of a two part series on how to select and interpret diagnostic tests to confirm or exclude a diagnosis, using a full working example.
Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses
- Exceptional learning resource: a comprehensive (300+ pp. as slides) course on the systematic review process, on their strengths and limitations, with step-by-step guidance, examples and case studies on how to perform a quality systematic review. In six downloadable (as PDFs) lessons, from McGill University.
- Evidence-based health information and analysis, with medical news summaries.
Tips for Learners of Evidence-Based Medicine: Measures of Precision
- Explains the use of confidence intervals in testing hypotheses. From the Canadian Medical Association Journal. [English and French]
Tips for Learners of Evidence-Based Medicine: Relative Risk Reduction
- Describes how to estimate a treatment's effectiveness and explains the concepts of risk reduction, and number needed to treat. From the Canadian Medical Association Journal. [English and French]
Tips for Teachers of Evidence-Based Medicine: Adjusting for Prognostic Imbalances (Confounding Variables) in Studies on Therapy or Harm
- Teaching tips on confounding variables and the statistical adjustment for differences in prognostic variables. From the Evidence-Based Medicine Teaching Tips Working Group.
Tips for Teachers of Evidence-based Medicine: Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) and Estimating Pretest Probability
- Teaching tips on the use of clinical prediction rules in applying evidence consistently in everyday clinical practice. From the Evidence-Based Medicine Teaching Tips Working Group.
Tips for Teachers of Evidence-based Medicine: Making Sense of Diagnostic Test Results Using Likelihood Ratios
- Teaching tips on using likelihood ratios. From the Evidence-Based Medicine Teaching Tips Working Group.
Tips for Teachers of Evidence-Based Medicine: Understanding Odds Ratios and Their Relationship to Risk Ratios
- Discriminates odds from risks, and the nature of an odds ratio as an alternative to a risk ratio. From the Evidence-Based Medicine Teaching Tips Working Group.
What is "quality of evidence" and why is it important to clinicians?
- Reviews multiple alternative systems for rating the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations.
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