EBM is a systematic approach to clinical problem solving which allows the integration of the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.
Sackett DL, Strauss SE, Richardson WS,et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. London: Churchill-Livingstone, 2000
The Clinical Question. Video from Yale Medical Library, 4 minutes. Background vs Foreground questions, types of clinical questions, types of research studies
Formulating Answerable Clinical Questions. Text from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto. Uses a clinical scenario to illustrate construction of a PICO question, a framework for setting up a clinical question in such a way that searching for its answer becomes easier, and that results in answers relevant to patient care.
More Practise Formulating Clinical Questions. More scenarios from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto. Construct your own clinical question for the scenario and compare it to their answer.
Haynes' 6S Approach to Finding High Quality Evidence Video with Terry Shaneyfeldt, MD MPH. 11 minutes.
EBM Tree Databases, Textbooks, and Websites for finding high quality evidence. From the Dana Medical Library
Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query Video from the National Library of Medicine. 3 minutes. Extremely effective method for limiting a PubMed search to relevant references.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: I. How to Get Started. JAMA. 1993;270(17):2093-2095.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: IV. How to Use an Article About Harm? JAMA. 1994;271(20):1615-1619.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: V. How to Use an Article about Prognosis? JAMA. 1994;272(3):234-237.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: VIII. How to Use Clinical Practice Guidelines B. What Are the Recommendations and Will They Help You in Caring for Your Patients? JAMA. 1995;274(20):1630-1632.
From Nunan, David. Evidence-Based Medicine: What is it and why does it matter? Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Oxford. June 2016
Asking Focused Questions A table with tips for asking PICO questions, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford
Critical Appraisal Worksheets Dartmouth College
Stats Calculators: Odds Radio to NNT Converter; Diagnostic Tests, Prospective Studies, Case-Controlled Studies, RCTs. Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto