Tag 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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Epocrates Essentials Free for Medical Students during August

Epocrates is offering their $159 Essentials version free to medical students during the month of August. Go to this link to download the product to your mobile device- http://www.epocrates.com/e/FreeforMedicalStudents2012. Epocrates Essentials‘ “all-in-one clinical reference suite provides you with drug & … Continue reading

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