How to Use This Site
General Options:

To turn a question arising from patient care into a suitably focused question which can be searched and, hopefully, answered, click on Formulate a Question and follow the prompts.

To search, click on Search and follow the prompts. You will be assisted in deciding which database will yield the best results.

After you have retrieved articles, click on Appraise a Study .This will guide you through analyzing a study correctly and using the information in your patient care.

If at any time you do not understand a term, most are linked to the glossary. Any underlined text may be clicked on to bring you directly into the Glossary. You may also access the Glossary from the main menu.

To learn more about the principles used in analyzing clinical studies, click on "User’s Guides ". This will bring you into the McMaster University evidence based medicine web site. They are the founders of evidenced based medicine.

To access the McMaster University center of evidence-based medicine, click HERE

To read a review which has already been done on a question, click on Search CATs.

Once you have done the work, please formulate a CAT (critically appraised topic) summary and store it. This is done by clicking on Formulate A CAT choice and entering the revelvant methods and results of the reviewed journal. The form will be sent to the EBEM Group and we will review it for publication. The methodology of our review is still in process, but it will be explicity stated here in the future.

We welcome all suggestions to improve this site. Please note that this site is updated often.

Now the legal stuff:

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