"GetTheDiagnosis is a collaborative database for health professionals to share knowledge on the sensitivity and specificity of history questions, physical exam findings, and lab and imaging tests. You can use it to look up sensitivity and specificity, or submit an entry of your own from the literature!"
A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized-controlled trials.
"The Prevention TaskForce (formerly ePSS) application assists primary care clinicians to identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients."
A PubMed searching feature that allows users to easily limit searches to specific clinical study categories including etiology, diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, clinical prediction guides, and systematic reviews.
A clinical decision support tool combining the evidence with expert opinion and designed to be useful at the point-of-care. Can be accessed via the web or downloaded as an app for smartphones and tablets.
A set of 8 checklists for appraising systematic reviews, randomized-controlled trials, cohort studies, case control studies, and more.
How to Read a Paper by Trisha GreenhalghThe best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
Collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees. This resource can be accessed via the web in the Stat!Ref database. It is also integrated into the STAT!Ref app available to UTRGV students, faculty and staff.