Category Archives: EBM

New Databases: Medical Letter & Natural Standard

The EVMS Library added two new databases to their collection this week. The Medical Letter and Natural Standard. The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Healthcare and Downton Abbey

Continuity of care, the problem with expert opinion, and evidence-based medicine – sounds like your Epi-Bio class, right? Actually, these topics were all covered in the third season of Downton Abbey.  Family members were divided on whether the very pregnant … Continue reading

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Finding Answers to Clinical Questions: the 6 “S” Model

Where do most of you go when you need to find answers to clinical questions?  We posed that question to a group of students recently, and heard a lot of ‘Google’s in the audience.  Google is a great search engine, … Continue reading

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Dynamed and UpToDate ranked 1 and 2 out of 10 evidence-based summary sources.

McMaster University faculty evaluated 10 evidence-based “Summary” resources and found that DynaMed and UpToDate “consistently ranked near the top of each category.” 1 Breadth of coverage, i.e., percentage of ICD-9 topics covered, ranged from highs of 83% (UpToDate) and 82% … Continue reading

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DynaMed is the most current Clinical Point-of-Care database

An article published recently in BMJ1 identifies DynaMed as the most up-to-date clinical point-of-care database - by quite a margin.  The reviewers chose five *summary type databases based on their breadth of coverage, editorial quality, and evidence based methodology and checked … Continue reading

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First Consult iPhone app through MD Consult

All EVMS associates have access to the First Consult iPhone and iPad App through our site license to MD Consult.  First Consult is an evidence-based clinical decision support reference that provides  answers to treatment, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and prevention questions.  … Continue reading

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