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Information about Practicing EBP
PICO for Clinical Questions
Healthcare professionals sometimes use the PICO or PICOT format to develop keywords for searching of clinical questions where:
P - Patient or Population
I - Intervention
C - Comparison
O - Outcome
T - Time (sometimes included)
For more information about forming and using a PICO question to search, please see the American Journal of Nursing article below.
Searchable Open Access Resources
PubMed Clinical Queries
Specialized PubMed searches designed to connect clinicians to evidence-based literature. Results display available systematic reviews as well as research articles arranged by 5 clinical areas--Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Clinical prediction guidelines, & Therapy.
High quality evidence for health care decision making. This is the open-access version so is not completely full text, but some systematic reviews are freely available.
DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)
Focused primarily on systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organization of health services.
The database also includes reviews of the wider determinants of health such as housing, transport, and social care where these impact directly on health, or have the potential to impact on health.
A clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Offers the ability to filter by several options including evidence-based synopses, systematic reviews, primary research, and controlled trials.
Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence, a source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence.