"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
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.
EBM Tree Databases, Textbooks, and Websites for finding high quality evidence. Based on the Finding Information Framework. Cohen-Osher M, Davies TA, Flynn DB, Young ME, Hoffman M. Finding Information Framework: A Tool to Teach Life-Long Learning Skills. PRiMER. 2021;5:16.10.22454/PRiMER.2021.934572. Developed through a collaboration between UVM LCOM faculty and Dana Medical Library librarians.
Basic and Advanced PubMed Tutorials The Basic PubMed video (8 min.) demonstrates efficient ways to display and filter results, how to save and email citations, and how to access full articles. The Searching with MeSH video covers how to refine and focus search results using hidden PubMed features (7½ min.). Dana Medical Library.
Haynes' 6S Approach to Finding High Quality Evidence Video with Terry Shaneyfeldt, MD MPH. (11 min.) UAB
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.
Self-Evaluation Approaches Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto
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 Development of a PICO-format question, 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