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ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials™

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Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.

Smart Medicine modules are divided into five topic types:
  •  Diseases
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Procedures
Disease modules include the following sections:
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Consultation
  • Hospitalization
  • Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Follow-up
Mobile access is available (See Stat!Ref mobile access.) ACP Smart Medicine is provided in tandem with AHFS DI Essentials.

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PracticeUpdate

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Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: PracticeUpdate incorporates the former OncologyStat! with other modules on Primary Care, Eye Care, Cardiology, Dermatology and Urology. This resource requires free registration and the creation of a brief user profile, which enables emailed content feeds tailored to the user's own interests. There is an editorial board for each discipline. Features for which one can opt in or out by discipline include conference coverage, editors' picks, CME alerts and breaking news. For more information on this resource, read its About information.
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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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SUMSearch 2

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Provider: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita
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Descriptions: SUMSearch 2 simultaneously searches free Web resources: PubMed, DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) and National Guideline Clearinghouse for evidence-based healthcare information. It groups results by category: original studies, systematic reviews, and guidelines. Entries from the blog ClinDx are displayed, along with the New England Journal of Medicine's Image Challenge, CME cases, and Physician's First Watch medical news. Recent articles from ACP Journal Club are also displayed.
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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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Evidence Based Medicine: Finding the Best Clinical Literature

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Provider: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria
Descriptions: Jo Dorsch of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Peoria has created an excellent guide to the practice of Evidence Based Medicine and this website is also a rich gateway to other EBM resources. Some links are to subscription resources held by UIC, but most are free.
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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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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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NCBI Bookshelf

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: Collaborating with authors and publishers, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) adapts biomedical books for the web. They may either be accessed via direct search or via "Books" links in PubMed abstracts. There are more than 1,400 open-access titles in the Bookshelf. Browse by date, title, subject, publisher and document type. Among the titles are guides to using NCBI databases and sites, Surgeon General reports, and information from various agencies.
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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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Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

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Provider: Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Descriptions: This classic tutorial provides a clear explanation of the reasons for using an evidence-based approach to patient care, and uses a detailed example to illustrate how to research a case using the evidence-based method. There is a self-test at the end.
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PubMed Clinical Queries

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: A specialized PubMed search interface that affords easier, more focused access to clinical studies, systematic reviews and medical genetics information.
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NICE Pathways

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Provider: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK)
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Descriptions: This online tool from the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence gives fast, easy access by topic to the full range of guidance from NICE, including quality standards, technology appraisals, clinical and public health guidance and implementation tools.
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CHEMM: Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases. CHEMM is downloadable, in order to be available when the Internet is inaccessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities. The Intelligent Syndromes Tool combines and measures  answers to quick questions about a patient's symptoms input by a responder, in order to determine the probable chemical agent involved; links posted above the probable causes lead to a full record with recommended procedures.
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Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

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Provider: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, National Institute for Health Research, UK
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Descriptions: This organization produces DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) and provides content to the Cochrane Library. A search at this site (updated daily) draws evidence-based healthcare information from DARE, the National Health Service's Economic Evaluation Database (EED), and the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) database. CRD provides systematic reviews, economic evaluations and health technology assessments. Also of interest, link from here to the PROSPERO database, an international database of prospective registration of systematic reviews.
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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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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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DynaMed

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: DynaMed is designed for use at the point of care, providing summaries of about 3,000 topics and monitoring the content of over 500 journals and systematic review databases. Articles are evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity; the evidence is integrated with existing content, and conclusions are amended accordingly, to produce a synthesis of the best evidence. DynaMed can be used with a range of PDA and SmartPhone devices; please see our Online Tutorials page for links to the instructions, then call the Circulation staff to request a unique serial number to use when setting up mobile access. DynaMed provides a Personal Alerts option for Recent Updates. To create a customized alert that will notify you when new evidence warranting a change in practice is available:

  • -In the Recent Updates page, select from Limit by Category and/or check the box labeled, Practice-Changing Updates only.
  • -Click the alert icon (ringing bell) in the Tools section on the right-side column.
  • -Select frequency for receiving alerts. (Initially "Once a day" will be the only option. Soon to be available, "Once a week" and "Once a month")
  • -Add your e-mail address, and
  • -Click "Create Alert"
  • -Confirm that you want to receive these alerts via the email you will receive.
The links to guidelines in DynaMed include not only the usual U.S., Canadian,  and British guidelines but those that have been developed in Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Australia and New Zealand.
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AccessMedicine

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Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: AccessMedicine is an integrated database, updated daily, that draws on the more than 60 essential clinical and academic medical texts included, as well as a drug index, a differential diagnostic tool (called "Diagnosaurus") and an extensive library of images and videos. Also provided is a large selection of .pdf patient handouts. Note: The Self-Assessment and Cases features in AccessMedicine are accessible once you establish a personal login, which you  must first do while logged in to your TMC Library remote access account.  Once you have a personal "MyAccess" account, you will be able to use AccessMedicine from any location, whether you are logged in to your TMC Library account or not. To access Mobile view log in with your MyAccess username and password. (See Mobile Instructions under Help at top right of the AccessMedicine home page.) Mobile devices supported: iPhone/iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and Android.
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