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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.
  • 2x2 Table Analyzer
    All-purpose 2x2 table calculator
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.
  • Statistics Cheat Sheet
  • Think Like a Doctor - Therapy
    This slide set provides a good refresher on statistical analysis for therapy studies.
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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