Evidence-Based Practice Resources

  • ACP’s PIER: The Physician’s Information & Education Resource provides primary care evidence-based summaries with recommendations assigned evidence grades.
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  • The Arizona State University Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice (CAEP) is an innovative enterprise that fosters evidence-based practice for the purpose of improving healthcare through a culture of best practice. The CAEP leadership team is comprised of interdisciplinary experts in EBP who facilitate the integration of internal evidence (i.e., quality & outcome data), external evidence (i.e., research) and practice across multiple settings to improve patient, provider, community, and system outcomes. 
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  • The Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) was established in Oxford as the first of several UK centers with the aim of promoting evidence-based health care. The CEBM provides free support and resources to doctors, clinicians, teachers and others interested in learning more about EBM.  
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  • Clinical Evidence comprises a database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments, and a suite of evidence-based medicine resources and training materials.
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  • The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. 
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  • The DynaMed Evidence-Based Clinical Reference Tool is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care.  It provides summaries for more than 3,200 topics and is used by institutions, educators, clinicians in training, individual clinicians and group practices.  
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  • Evidence Based Nursing BMJ is a global medical publisher providing a range of evidence-based medicine products that improve the decisions doctors and patients make on a daily basis.  The publication is peer reviewed and is offered on a quarterly basis.
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  • Under the Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5-year contracts are awarded to institutions in the United States and Canada to serve as EPCs. The EPCs review all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics to produce evidence reports and technology assessments. These reports are used for informing and developing coverage decisions, quality measures, educational materials and tools, guidelines, and research agendas. The EPCs also conduct research on methodology of systematic reviews.
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  • FIRSTConsult contains evidence-based summaries with a focus on primary care.  Most recommendations have been assigned evidence grades. 
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  • The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) offers a wide range of clinical practice guidelines.
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  • The Joanna Briggs Institute is an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organization specializing in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. With over 54 centers and groups, servicing over 90 countries, the Joanna Briggs Institute is a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare.
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  • The Texas Christian University (TCU) Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research: A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute is located within the TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  The TCU Center promotes the mission of the Joanna Briggs Institute and engages both academic and practice associates in evidence generation, synthesis, transfer, and utilization. 
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  • The University of Virginia Health System provides information and tools on search strategies and mastering an understanding of the types of evidence pyramid.
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  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) provides evidence-based recommendations with a focus on preventative services.