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Resources for evidence based searching, evidence based practice skill development, and teaching EBHC

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Visit the EVIDENCE BASED databases list for more resources.

View the tutorials in the Searching for Evidence Based Information Resource Guide for video demonstrations of resources and search techniques. 

Where did the term "Evidence-Based Medicine" come from?

In the preface to Users' guides to the medical literature : a manual for evidence-based clinical practice (2nd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2008,)  Gordon Guyatt writes:

"In spring of 1990, I presented our plans for changing the program to the members of the Department of Medicine, many of whom were not sympathetic. The term suggested to describe the new approach was scientific medicine. Those already hostile were incensed and disturbed at the implication that they had previously been "unscientific." My second try at a name for our philosophy of medical practice, evidence-based medicine, turned out to be a catchy one." (p. xxi)

Key to Recommended Resources

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Quick or easy access to quality filtered or evidence based informationQuick or easy access to quality filtered or evidence based information
 
Clinical guideline resourceClinical guideline resource
 
Aids for building evidence based critical appraisal skills Aids for building evidence based policy and critical appraisal skills
 
Great for advocates, policy makers, journalistsGreat for advocates, policy makers, journalists
 
Critical appraisal worksheet or computer programCritical appraisal worksheet or computer program

Evidence based practice tools and calculatorsEvidence based practice tools and calculators

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