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What is evidence-based practice?
Evidence-based medicine [practice] is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research" (Sackett et al, 1996).
Understanding how to find evidence to support your clinical decision making or to support an academic argument is very important. On this page are resources to help you find this evidence and further understand the concept of EBP.
Key evidence-based resources
Independent high quality evidence for healthcare decision making.
PubMed Clinical Queries
Fast access to reliable clinical studies.
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
CKS provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
Managed by NICE, search for authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice. Formerly known as NHS Evidence.
A medical search engine with emphasis on evidence-based medicine & clinical guidelines and queries.
CEBM Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
CEBM aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based healthcare through conferences, workshops and EBM tools.
CEBM Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine: Toronto
The goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practise and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.
The Campbell Collaboration
An international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions.
Developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions