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Evidence-Based Medicine Library Guide: Critically appraised topics, articles & practice guidelines

Finding the Evidence in the Practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare

Critically Appraised Topics - Clinical Evidence

Clinical Evidence summarises the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature. It is neither a textbook of medicine nor a set of guidelines. It describes the best available evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs and observational studies where appropriate, and if there is no good evidence it says so. Included is a suite of EBM resources and training materials.

Critically Appraised Topics - FirstConsult in ClinicalKey

Critically Appraised Topics - UpToDate

UpToDate® is a decision support resource in which the authors use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations.

Access to UpToDate is available via the UCT Network on campus as well as in the teaching hospitals, Hanover Park, Mowbray Maternity, Valkenburg and Vanguard.

For off campus access to UpToDate Anywhere, register for your own personal account with UpToDate on campus, and you will have access from any computer with an internet connection. You can download the UpToDate Mobile App onto your cell phone or tablet, and login using your personal account details. Once every 90 days, you will be prompted to re-verify your affiliation with your subscribing institution to maintain UpToDate Anywhere access

  • GF Jooste
  • Hanover Park
  • Mowbray
  • Valkenberg
  • Vanguard
- See more at: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za.ezproxy.uct.ac.za/medical/health-science/health-sciences-library-uptodate-2/#sthash.nhFOGBLi.dpuf
  • GF Jooste
  • Hanover Park
  • Mowbray
  • Valkenberg
  • Vanguard
- See more at: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za.ezproxy.uct.ac.za/medical/health-science/health-sciences-library-uptodate-2/#sthash.nhFOGBLi.dpuf

Practice Guidelines

While some practice guidelines have been based on a rigorous research process, not all guidelines are high levels of evidence and can be regarded as expert opinion.

Critically Appraised Articles

Summary in which authors evaluate and synthesize an individual research article.