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Appendix 3: Sources of guidelines, research and evidence-based care

  • Bandolier
    A monthly journal, based in Oxford but with a global perspective, Bandolier is a trustworthy and well-recognised source of evidence-based healthcare information.
  • Centre for Evidence-based Medicine
    An Oxford-based centre established with the aim of developing, teaching and promoting evidence-based healthcare and providing support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them. Its website has useful links to specialty-specific EBM sites.
  • Clinical Evidence
    BMJ Clinical Evidence publishes systematic reviews summarising the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions. Athens users and subscribers can access the reviews online via a PC or PDA. There is also a handbook available for purchase.
  • The Cochrane Collaboration
    An international organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    A comprehensive database hosted by the US government of evidence-based clinical guidelines and related documents from around the world. It has a useful facility for comparing guidelines.
  • The Trip Database
    Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Registration is free.