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Evidence-Based Medicine

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international coalition of organizations including hospitals, health care systems, medical professionals, communities and environmental health agencies working to transform health industries so they no longer cause harm to people or the environment. Resources are available covering the following: mercury poisoning, medical waste disposal, building design, pesticides and cleaners, green purchasing, food contamination and justice for all. Some documents link to websites in Europe, Canada and Africa.
Sunday, June 5, 2011

BEME - Best Evidence in Medical Education

The BEME Collaboration is comprised of a group of individuals or institutions committed to the promotion of best evidence in medical education. It achieves its goals through the dissemination of information which allows medical teachers, institutions and those concerned with pedagogical practices to make decisions based on the best evidence. BEME also aims to produce systematic reviews of medical education that reflect best evidence and works to create a culture of evidence-based medical education for teachers, institutions and national bodies.
Saturday, June 4, 2011

HINARI - Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative

HINARI was launched in 2002 by the World Health Organization and six publishers to aid developing countries in accessing the world's biomedical literature. Through the project, the full-text of 7500 major journal titles from more than 160 publishers is available for free or at very low cost to over 2400 not-for-profit health institutions in 100 countries. The site provides details of eligibility, how to register, lists of journals, publishing partners, frequently asked questions, training modules and access to available content. Free access to abstracts is permitted but registration is necessary to view fulltext. Versions are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Friday, April 29, 2011

Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)

The Health Services Technology/Assessment Texts (HSTAT) is a free web resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support for health care decision-making. HSAT is targeted at health care providers, health services researchers, policy makers, consumers and information professionals as part of the Health Services Research Information Program and NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). Included are evidence-informed reports and technology assessments from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HSAT is available on the NLM’s Bookshelf.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011


ATTRACT is a clinical query-answering service for primary care in Wales. The site lists recent clinical queries by speciality; for example, cancer, cardiovascular, child health, complementary medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, general practice, genitourinary, gerontology, mental health, infectious diseases, neurology, musculoskeletal, nutrition and others. "We do not claim to produce systematic reviews (in the EBM sense) for each answer - we do what we can within the timescale 'given' to us. We take the quality of our answers very seriously and have taken part in a number of informal quality exercises. An internal quality control is regularly conducted."
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), based in Oxford, develops, promotes and teaches evidence-based practices and care to maintain the highest standards of medicine. CEBM provides assistance in research and development, training of clinicians and evidence-based medicine (EBM) educators. The site provides information about CEBM, courses and workshops, Oxford's International Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, links to the EBM journal (subscription required) and other materials.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KT Clearinghouse

The KT Clearinghouse is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and serves as the repository of knowledge translation resources for individuals who want to learn about the science and practice of KT. The service and material of the website are provided by staff of the Joint Program in Knowledge Translation, a collaborative effort between St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of care by developing, implementing and evaluating strategies that bridge the knowledge-to-practice gap and to research effective ways to translate knowledge into action.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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