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INAHTA – International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment

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Provider: International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
Descriptions: INAHTA has 46 member agencies in 26 countries in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The members are non-profit organizations producing Health Technology Assessments, and are linked to regional or national government agencies. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest. INAHTA produces regularly published Briefs, in which member agencies present overviews of recently published systematic reviews, linked to the full text; HTA (Health Technology Assessment) Checklists, and a newsletter that reports on, among other things, developments and trends in health policy research. Member agencies engage in joint projects to evaluate medical technologies of mutual interest.
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HSTAT – Health Services/Technology Assessment Text

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Provider: National Library of Medicine and National Center for Biotechnology Information
Descriptions: HSTAT is “...a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups… Citations within HSTAT documents that also have a PubMed or PubMed Central record are hyperlinked accordingly from the reference list.” AHRQ evidence reports and reviews, documents from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH reports, and Reports of the Surgeon General are some of the documents accessible from this website.
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Effective Health Care Program – AHRQ

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Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Descriptions: First funded by Congress in 2005, the Effective Health Care Program funds and synthesizes the findings of teams of researchers and clinicians across North America, to identify ways to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based decision-making. Research summaries are available for consumers (many with Spanish translations), clinicians and policy-makers. Also for patients, short videos on treatment options, helpful comparative charts on the effectiveness of different treatments for various conditions. Many resources in various formats are provided. The Program invites comments and topic research/review suggestions, and data deposit by medical professionals. Links are provided to plug-ins for viewing video content.
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Systematic Review Data Repository

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Provider: AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
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Descriptions: In an effort to reduce the burden of conducting systematic reviews, the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Tufts Medical Center, with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), developed a collaborative, web-based repository of systematic review data. This resource serves as both an archive and data extraction tool and is shared among organizations and individuals producing systematic reviews worldwide, enabling the creation of a central database of systematic review data which may be critiqued, updated, and augmented on an ongoing basis. This database is made freely accessible to facilitate evidence reviews, which in turn can improve and facilitate healthcare policy-making. To contribute comments or data, register for a free personal account.
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PubMed Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: PubMed Health, covering 2003 to the present, provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews. A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003. Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute clinical effectiveness information are:

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
  • The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
  • German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines program (NICE)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
  • Oregon Health and Science University's Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program from the Veterans Health Administration R&D (VA ESP)
England's Behind the Headlines service is from the National Health Service (NHS Choices). Also contains information from the A.D.A.M. Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia and Micromedex Consumer Medication Information.
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PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database

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Provider: The George Institute for Global Health, NSW, Australia
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Descriptions: PEDro is a free database of over 25,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, abstract and link to the full text, if available. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain adequate information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.
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Trip – Find Evidence Fast

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Provider: TRIP
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Descriptions: Trip is a search engine for quickly locating documentation on evidence-based practice. It draws from many sources: systematic reviews; evidence-based synopses;, practice guidelines from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other countries; primary research articles from major medical journals; e-textbooks; and decision aids for patients as well as other patient-oriented information. By establishing identity via a free log-in, the user can add CME credit for materials read. Sort search results by level of quality, by date or by relevance.
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Clinical Queries (PubMed)

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A specialized PubMed search interface for clinicians that affords easier access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
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Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

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Provider: University of Oxford
Descriptions: University of Oxford's CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) is "a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice." On its website, CEBM provides open-access PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; a YouTube Channel page featuring descriptions and links to instructive videos on the elements or steps in an evidence-based process, and on how to teach evidence-based practice; links to events and conferences; and links to other EBM-related resources and tools, such as medical calculators and critical appraisal worksheets.
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National Guideline Clearinghouse

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Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Descriptions: National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents, updated weekly. User-friendly features of the site include: summaries available for download to hand-held devices; a guideline comparison utility for the end user; guideline syntheses prepared by NGC staff; an expert commentary feature from the editorial board; and an annotated bibliography of resources about guidelines- their development, methodology, structure, evaluation and implementation.
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NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme

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Provider: National Institute of Health Research (UK)
Descriptions: The Health Technology Assessment Programme produces independent research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the National Health Service.
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BestBETS: Best Evidence Topics

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Provider: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
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Descriptions: BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. BETs take into account the shortcomings of much current evidence, allowing physicians to make the best of what there is. Although BETs initially had an emergency medicine focus, there are a significant number of BETs covering cardiothoracics, nursing, primary care and paediatrics.
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Natural & Alternative Treatments (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This database currently contains approximately 300 articles on Herbs and Supplements, 200 articles on Conditions, 90 articles on Drug Interaction, 40 articles on homeopathy, and 40 articles on alternative medicine. Answers questions on efficacy, dosage, interactions, and risk/benefit, and cites studies and trials, supplying information about their reliability (evidence-based.) Clicking on a condition in a substance's record links the user to articles on other substances used to treat that condition. Entries include Spanish translations and all have references.
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Cochrane Library

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Provider: John Wiley & Sons
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Descriptions: The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. * Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews * Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials * Cochrane Methodology Register * Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects * Health Technology Assessment Database * NHS Economic Evaluation Database * About The Cochrane Collaboration
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