Searching for evidence is one thing but making sure what you find is accurate, up-to-date, and evidence based from a reputable source are all important factors which need to be considered.
Here is an excellent site which will guide you through the critical appraisal process of published research.
Finding and Appraising the Evidence – by Amanda Burls and Anne Brice
The course is made up of 6 modules:
An interesting article published in this month’s BMJ by Liz Wager: Deworming the literature (26 Jul 2012)
If you would benefit from some refresher training when searching for evidence – give us a call on 01625 66 1362/or 1547 and either Carole or Steve will arrange to meet with you and discuss your particular training needs.
In 2009, according to the Cochrane Library usage data that
“Every day someone, somewhere searches The Cochrane Library every second, reads an abstract every two seconds and downloads a full-text article every three seconds.”
If you’re a little unclear about Cochrane or systematic reviews and care enough about evidence based medicine to find out more, then go to Cochrane Reviews | The Cochrane Collaboration. Discover how they support healthcare staff to make the most informed decisions based on the latest evidence.
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews is included when searching NHS Evidence at www.evidence.nhs.uk