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Clinical Medicine: Evidence Based Practice

EBP Resources

Point of care clinical decision-making tools are designed for rapid answers to clinical questions at the point of patient care.  These tools feature syntheses of the current evidence for diagnosis, clinical tests, interventions and more.

BestBets. ...critically appraised topics "designed specifically for Emergency Medicine."


General Guideline Databases

CPG Infobase (Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Canadian Medical Association)

 ECRI Guidelines Trust.  Guidelines can be accessed after signing up for a free account; this is meant to be a replacement for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, whose funding ended in 2018.  

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)


Topic- or Specialty-Specific Guideline Databases

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines

Cancer Guidelines Database -- Canadian and international cancer guidelines

Canadian Diabetes Association: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies (2020 edition) from the American Academy of Pediatrics

SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada) Clinical Practice Guidelines --  These are no longer available free on the Society website, but are part of our journal subscription.  Look at to find the guideline of interest, and make a note of the month and year it was published.  Then go to Journal of Obstetrics  click "online version" click the "go" button under Clinical Key on the following page, and then find the appropriate year, and month.  Scroll through the table of contents to find the title of the guideline you are looking for.

New and Updated Cochrane Reviews

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Federated Searches

TRIP and ACCESSSS (from McMaster University) provide simultaneous search of multiple searchable resources from a single query. 

ACCESSSS is a federated search engine which provides "current best evidence for clinical decisions. It conducts literature searches simultaneously in several different evidence-based information services (online evidence-based texts, and pre-appraised journal publications).