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APTA’s Open Door: Portal to Evidence-Based Practice: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognizes that physical therapists must be able to easily access clinical research if they are to practice evidence-based physical therapy as they provide clinical services. Given the importance of evidence-based practice to the achievement of the APTA's Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020, the Association has developed Open Door: APTA's portal to evidence-based practice. Open Door will provide members with easy access to journals and other resources relevant to clinical practice whenever and wherever they need it.


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Best Evidence
This database of summaries of articles from the major medical journals, together with expert commentaries, is the CD-ROM equivalent of the combined ACP Journal Club and Evidence Based Medicine output. Details of subscriptions are found at the BMJ site. http://www.bmjpg.com/template.cfm?name=specjou_be - best_evidence


Clinical Evidence
Clinical Evidence is a database of clinical questions designed to help clinicians make
evidence-based medicine part of their everyday practice. Hundreds of clinical questions cover the effects of treatments and interventions based on the best available research. Topics are selected to cover common or important clinical conditions seen in primary care or ambulatory settings. Questions are selected for their relevance to clinical practice by leading physicians in conjunction with other practicing physicians and patient groups. Answers are the result of thorough research commissioned by the prestigious BMJ Publishing Group (British Medical Journal), employing premier medical resources including the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, ACP Journal Club. Rigorous peer-review of all material by independent experts, an advisory board, and an international advisory committee aims to ensure that the information is of the highest quality.
http://www.ovid.com/products/clinical/clinicalevidence.cfm


ClinicalTrials.gov
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
A rapidly growing collection of regularly updated, systematic reviews of the effects of health care, maintained by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration. New reviews are added with each issue of The Cochrane Library. Cochrane reviews are reviews mainly of randomised controlled trials. Evidence is included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria to minimise bias. Data are often combined  statistically, with meta-analysis, to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies each too small to produce  reliable results individually. Although the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is available on subscription only, the Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews are available without charge and can be browsed or searched. http://www.update-software.com/abstracts/crgindex.htm


Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a quarterly updated electronic database containing systematic reviews and other information that will assist in making diagnostic, treatment and other health care decisions. It is the most comprehensive source of references for those with an interest in evidence-based health care. The Cochrane Library consists of four main databases: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and The Cochrane Review Methodology Database. http://www.update-software.com/cochrane/


Cochrane Library [Abstracts]
This facility from Update Software allows you to search the abstracts of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The full-text of the reviews is only available through the Cochrane Library above. http://www.update-software.com/cochrane/abstract.htm 


Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness
DARE is a database of high quality systematic research reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions produced by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. http://agatha.york.ac.uk/darehp.htm


Evidence Based Health Care - Latest Articles
A list of the latest articles on Evidence Based Health Care provided by the Evidence Based resource Centre in New York. http://www.ebmny.org/pubs.html


Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) is an electronic information resource. Available both via Ovid Online and on CD-ROM, this database from Ovid combines three EBM sources into a single, fully-searchable database with links to MEDLINE® and Ovid full text journals. Sources covered include:

1. The Cochrane Collaboration's Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
2. Best Evidence, which consists of ACP Journal Club and Evidence-Based Medicine from the American College of Physicians and the BMJ Publishing Group.
3. The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, produced by the expert reviewers and information staff of the National Health Service's Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD. http://www.ovid.com/products/clinical/ebmr.cfm


Guideline
Guideline is a UK-based initiative to develop an electronic database of critically-appraised, clinical practice guidelines for healthand allied care professionals across the National Health Service (NHS). The project began in March 1997 and is funded by the four health authorities of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire until August 1998. http://www.ihs.ox.ac.uk/library/Librarylinks.htm - Guidelines


Health Technology Advisory Committee Evaluation Reports
Reports and issue briefs from the HTAC in Minnesota. http://www.health.state.mn.us/htac/techrpts.htm

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database
The HTA Database, mounted by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the
University of York, contains abstracts produced by INAHTA (International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment) and other healthcare technology agencies.
http://agatha.york.ac.uk/htahp.htm


InfoPOEMS
Searchable database of POEMS (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) from the Journal of Family Practice. POEMS are summaries similar to ACP Journal Club articles in methodology and format, targeted at family practitioners.
http://www.infopoems.com/index.cfm


Medical SmartSearch
Medical SmartSearch is a single gateway that attempts to provide references to answer clinical questions around diagnosis, etiology, prognosis and therapy (plus physical findings, adverse treatment effects and screening/prevention) by searching only high-quality sources.
Smartsearch always searches:

1. Merck Manual.
2. MEDLINE for review articles and editorials that have full texts available.
3. National Guideline Clearinghouse from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
4. Database of Abstract of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)
5. MEDLINE for original research.
Depending of the focus requested SmartSearch will search PubMed with the highest
sensitivity filters developed by Haynes et al.

http://SmartSearch.UTHSCSA.edu


National Library of Medicine's Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
This WWW resource contains the following collections: AHCPR Supported Guidelines, AHCPR Technology Assessments and Reviews, ATIS (HIV/AIDS Technical Information), NIH Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Research Studies, NIH Consensus Development Program, PHS Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (1989) and SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP). http://text.nlm.nih.gov 


National Research Register
The National Research Register (NRR) is a register of ongoing and recently completed research projects funded by, or of interest to, the United Kingdom's National Health Service. The current release contains information on over 57,000 research projects, as well as entries from the Medical Research Council's Clinical Trials Register, and details on reviews in progress collected by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. http://www.update-software.com/National/ 


NHS Economic Evaluation Database  (NHS EED)
The NHS Economic Evaluation Database is a database of structured abstracts of economic evaluations of health care interventions  produced by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. http://agatha.york.ac.uk/nhsdhp.htm 


PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database 
PEDro, an initiative of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP). PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give physiotherapists and others rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials in physiotherapy. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help to quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not. http://www.pedro.fhs.usyd.edu.au/


Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines
This site will include all guidelines, evidence-based, consensus, practice parameters, protocols, as well as other resources such as primary articles, integrative studies, meta-analysis, critically appraised topics, and review articles. Compiled by Peter Sam at the UCSF School of Medicine. http://medicine.ucsf.edu/resources/guidelines/


RehabTrials.org
RehabTrials.org is a new web site created by the non-profit Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC) to promote, encourage, and support clinical trials in medical rehabilitation. http://www.rehabtrials.org/ 


SUMSearch
SUMSearch is a single gateway that attempts to provide references to answer clinical questions around diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis and therapy (plus physical findings, adverse treatment effects and screening/prevention) by searching only high-quality sources. SUMSearch always searches:

1. Merck Manual.
2. MEDLINE for review articles and editorials that have full texts available.
3. National Guideline Clearinghouse from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
4. Database of Abstract of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)
5. MEDLINE for original research. Depending of the focus requested SUMSearch will
search PubMed with the highest sensitivity filters developed by Haynes et al.

http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/searchform4.htm


Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) Database
This resource, hosted by the Centre for Research Support in Wales, aims to support those working in primary care.The database has 8000 links covering resources at 28 different centres and allows both boolean searching (AND, OR, NOT) and truncation.
http://www.tripdatabase.com

 


 

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