Evidence-based Practice

The ultimate goal of Cochrane is that their systematic reviews will be used to inform clinical decisions. A number of organizations and journals have developed resources over the past decade with similar goals in mind. We have listed some of them below, with links to their websites. Some of these resources are available by subscription only.

Bandolier: Evidence-Based Health Care

The Evidence Based Medicine Journal

McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Centre

National Guideline Clearinghouse

University of Toronto Centre for Evidence-based Medicine

Center for Evidence-based Physiotherapy (CEBP)

Guidelines Advisory Committee

CONSORT Statement (reporting RCTs)

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Statement

TREND Statement (reporting non-randomized trials)

Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) for assessing the quality of nonrandomised studies in meta-analyses

AGREE (assessing guidelines)

Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA)

STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE)

US Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Advancing excellence in health care

UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

New Zealand Guidelines Group - Promoting effective health and disability services

Guidelines International Network - promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines

The James Lind Library

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools