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Evidence-Based Resources: HPD Databases

This guide gives detailed information on evidence-based medicine and resources.

Systematic Reviews

The application of strategies that limit bias in the assembly, critical appraisal, and synthesis of all relevant studies on a specific topic. Systematic reviews focus on peer-reviewed publications about a specific health problem and use rigorous, standardized methods for selecting and assessing articles. A systematic review differs from a meta-analysis in not including a quantitative summary of the results.

University of Oxford
Center for Evidence Based Medicine

Critically Appraised Topics [Evidence Synthesis]

A short summary of an article from the literature, created to answer a specific clinical question.

University of Oxford
Center for Evidence Based Medicine

Critically Appraised Individual Articles

Authors of critically-appraised individual articles evaluate and synopsize individual research studies.

Unfiltered Resources

Evidence is not always available via filtered resources. Searching the primary literature may be required. It is possible to use specific search strategies in MEDLINE and other databases to achieve the highest possible level of evidence.

Background Information / Expert Opinion

Evidence in these resources may vary from expert opinion to high levels of evidence.

EBM Pyramid