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Title Link Description Bandolier - Evidence http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandoli Bandolier is a premier source of evidence based based thinking about er/index.html healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both health care healthcare professionals and consumers. A monthly e-mail contains the evidence updates for the site each month. Register for e-mail alerts on the website. CASP checklists http://www.sph.nhs.uk/what-we- Annotated checklists for Systematic reviews, RCTs, do/public-health- Qualitative research, Economic evaluation studies, Cohort workforce/resources/critical- studies, Case control studies, and Diagnostic test studies. appraisals-skills-programme Developed by the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (Public Health Resource Unit, Oxford). BestBETs - Browse http://www.bestbets.org/database/bro A collection of topic specific pre-appraised individual Critical Appraisals wse-critical-appraisals.php articles from BestBETs. Some of the appraisals link into published Best Evidence Topics (BETs). Articles are appraised using checklists developed by the BestBETs team. Healthy warning: some of the appraisal checklists are long! CATmaker http://www.cebm.net/index.aspx?o=12 A software tool (for Windows) which helps you create 16 Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) for RCTs, Diagnosis studies, Prognosis studies, Aetiology/Harm studies, and Systematic reviews. From the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford. CEBM checklists http://www.cebm.net/?o=1913 Annotated checklists (with examples) for Systematic reviews, RCTs, and Diagnostic test studies, and brief checklists for rapid critical appraisal ("PICO Critical Appraisal Sheet" and "Educational Prescription"). From the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford. Centre for Evidence- http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/homepage A freely available collection of 99 pre-appraised individual Based Child Health at articles covering Child Health topics spanning the UCL Institute of interventions, diagnosis, guidelines, economic evaluations, Child Health qualitative, overviews, prognosis, harm and causation each with an associated clinical problem with scenario. Some have search strategies and tutor notes with pre- appraised answers. The majority of the articles are appraised using the JAMA Users' Guides to Evidence Based Practice checklists but other checklists are utilized (e.g. Sackett, Greenhalgh, etc) since the database collection relies on contributors from around the UK. Cochrane Library http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/vie The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent w/0/index.html evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies. Quarterly emails alert you to the main reviews added to the new issue. Cochrane Library http://www.cochranejournalclub.com/ Cochrane Journal Club is a free, monthly publication that Journal Club introduces a recent Cochrane review, together with relevant background information, a podcast explaining the key points of the review, discussion questions to help you to explore the review methods and findings in more detail, and downloadable PowerPoint slides containing key figures and tables Database of http://www.library.nhs.uk/duets/ The Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Uncertainties about the Treatments (DUETs) has been established in the UK to Effects of Treatments publish uncertainties that cannot currently be answered by (DUETs) referring to reliable up-to-date systematic reviews of existing research evidence. EBM calculators for http://www.cebm.net/index.aspx?o=11 "All-purpose 2x2 table" to calculate values such as diagnosis studies 59 Relative Risk Reduction, NNT, NNH, and likelihood ratios, and an "Interactive Monogram" to calculate post-test probabilities. From the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford EPIQ / GATE checklists http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/soph/ Checklists designed to generate 5-page CATs (Critically depts/epi/epiq/ebp.aspx Appraised Topics) for Intervention studies, Diagnostic test studies, Prognosis / Risk factors studies, Systematic reviews, Case control studies, and Qualitative studies, using the GATE (Graphic Appraisal Tool for Epidemiology) framework. From the University of Auckland. Equator http://www.equator-network.org/ The "Reporting guidelines" section on this website contains links to reporting guidelines (i.e. checklists for authors) for all types of studies, such as CONSORT (for RCTs) and PRISMA (for systematic reviews). The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that promotes good reporting of research studies. Evaluating the Evidence http://www.hsl.unc.edu/Services/Tutor The critical appraisal section of an EBM tutorial from the ials/EBM/Evidence.htm University of North Carolina. Evidence Based http://www.ebm.med.ualberta.ca/ A collection of tools for identifying, assessing and applying Medicine Toolkit relevant evidence for better health care decision-making. The website contains sections about EBM, domains, practical guidelines, systematic review, economic analysis, glossaries, JAMA user's guide and links. Finding and Appraising http://www.healthknowledge.org.uk/int 6 interactive learning modules from Health Knowledge the Evidence eractive-learning/finding-and- (part of the Department of Health's 'Informing Healthier appraising-the-evidence Choices' strategy). Occupational Therapy http://www.otcats.com/topics/index.ht Contains Critically Appraised Topics on Occupational CATS ml Therapy interventions, similar to the BestBETs format. A standard template structures the topics by clinical scenario, focused clinical question, clinical bottom line, search strategy, inclusion/exclusion criteria, search results, summary of the best evidence and critical appraisal. What makes OTCATs different to BestBETs is that all papers included in a clinical topic are appraised and explicit. The appraisals are quite short and do not seem to follow a specific checklist approach but summarises the validity/interpretation of results, bias and summary/conclusion. Pediatric Critical Care http://pedsccm.org/reviews.php?q=2 A large collection of over 400 critical appraisals of clinical Medicine trials in paediatric critical care using the JAMA checklists. (PedsCCM.org) Browse by subject or date or search by freetext, publication or subject. The journal club is a collaborative effort, anyone can submit to the collection. However, these appraisals are peer-reviewed by 2 journal club editors. Qualitative Research http://www.aqr.org.uk/glossary/index.s This glossary, compiled by the AQR, defines and explains Glossary html many of the words and terms used in the qualitative research industry. RevMan http://ims.cochrane.org/revman Cochrane Collaboration software used by Cochrane reviewers to prepare their text and tables, perform meta- analyses and present the results in forest plots. School of Health and http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ This page of online resources complements the Trent Related Research ir/links RDSU Information Service @ ScHARR Library by (ScHARR) Web providing links to useful information sources. Resources Stats Calculator http://ktclearinghouse.ca/cebm/practis Calculator for statistics used in RCTs, diagnosis studies, e/ca/calculators/statscalc prospective studies, and case-control studies. From the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Toronto. Trip Database - for http://www.tripdatabase.com/index.ht Welcome to the TRIP Database, the Internet's leading Evidence Based ml resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. Allowing users to Medicine rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Web Center for Social http://www.socialresearchmethods.net Resources for people involved in applied social research Research Methods / and evaluation. Includes resources on applied social research methods, including 'Knowledge Base', an online textbook that covers defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis. Also includes an online statistical advisor tool and a concept mapping tool. What is... ? series http://www.whatisseries.co.uk/whatis/ A series of short introductions to a variety of topics relevant to critical appraisal.
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