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Effective Health Care Program – AHRQ


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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Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM)


Provider: International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Descriptions: A free resource for medical professionals dedicated to the enhancement of women's healthcare.
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PubMed Health


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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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets


Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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Office of Rare Diseases Research


Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: GARD- Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center- provides current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.
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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists


Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Descriptions: A comprehensive resource and membership site for nurse anesthetists, including links to the State chapters, CME resources, and the Association's publications.
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American Academy of Neurology


Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
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