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Help for Critically Appraised Topics & Plain Language Summaries

Links to evidence-based tools and journal series to supplement lecture content, and to assist in completion of Critically Appraised Topics assignments.

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Centre for Evidence-based Medicine
The Centre was established in Oxford as the first of several centres around the country whose broad aim is to promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them.
  • Interactive Nomogram
    This nomogram takes the pain out of using Likelihood Ratios (LRs) to convert pre-test probabilities into post-test probabilities for diagnostic test results with a known LR.
  • Levels of Evidence
    Rubric for evaluating levels of evidence relative to clinical question and study design.
Statistics Notes in the British Medical Journal JAMA: Rational Clinical Exam series
Free fulltext of articles in this series published since January 1998. Dr. Frenz's EBM Page
Page offering assistance with statistics encountered in completing your CAT projects. Additional Articles Patient Education Materials
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

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