Monday, January 26, 2009

New evidence-based resource

RCSI Library brings you Clinical Evidence to help you make informed decisions about common clinical conditions

Clinical Evidence is an important evidence based medicine resource published by the BMJ. It gathers the available evidence about common clinical conditions and provides a concise account of the current state of knowledge, ignorance, and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of each condition. It describes the best available evidence from systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies where appropriate and if there is no good evidence it says so.

Clinical Evidence aims to help people make informed decisions about which treatments to use. It can also show where more research is needed and highlight gaps in the evidence, where there are currently no good randomised controlled trials or no randomised controlled trials that look at groups of people or at important patient outcomes. For clinicians and patients it highlights treatments that work, treatments that may currently be underused and treatments that do not work or for which the harms outweigh the benefits.

Access to Clinical Evidence is available on or off campus with your network username and password.

Link to it from the RCSI library web page or click here
Connect to Clinical Evidence

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