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Evidence-Based Medicine Library Guide: Reading List

Finding the Evidence in the Practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare

Books on Evidence-Based Medicine

Aveyard, H. & Sharp, P. 2009. A beginner's guide to evidence based practice in health and social care professions. Maidenhead ; New York, NY: Open University Press. 

Dearholt, S., Dang, D. 2012. Johns Hopkins nursing evidence-based practice: model and guidelines. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Dobbins, M. 2017. Rapid review guidebook. Hamilton,ON: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Available online.

Greenhalgh, T. 2019. How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine. 6th ed. John Wiley & Sons. Available online.

Guyatt, G. 2014. Users' guides to the medical literature: essentials of evidence-based clinical practice. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. 

Hochman, M.E. 2014. 50 studies every doctor should know: the key studies that form the foundation of evidence based medicine. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S. & Del Mar, C. 2017. Evidence based practice across the health professions. 3rd ed. Sydney: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 

Melnyk, B.M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. 2015. Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Rycroft-Malone, J. & Bucknell, T. 2011. Models and frameworks for implementing evidence-based practice : linking evidence to action. Hoboken: Wiley. Available online.

Straus, S.E. 2011. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach it. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. 

Straus, S.E., Tetroe, J. & Graham, I.D. 2009. Knowledge translation in health care: moving from evidence to practice. Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ. 

White, K.M. & Dudley-Brown, S. 2012. Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice. New York: Springer Pub. Co. 

Woloshin, S. et al. 2008. Know your chances: understanding health statistics. Berkeley: University of California Press. Available online.

Books available in the Health Sciences Library.

Journal articles on EBM

Akobeng, A.K. 2007. Understanding diagnostic tests 1: sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Acta Paediatrica. 96(3): 338-341.

Akobeng, A.K. 2007. Understanding diagnostic tests 2: likelihood ratios, pre‐and post‐test probabilities and their use in clinical practice. Acta Paediatrica. 96(4): 487-491.

Akobeng, A.K. 2007. Understanding diagnostic tests 3: receiver operating characteristic curves. Acta Paediatrica. 96(5): 644-647.

Akobeng, A.K. 2008. Confidence intervals and p‐values in clinical decision making. Acta Paediatrica. 97(8): 1004-1007.

Akobeng, A.K. 2005. Evidence in practice. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 90(8): 849-852.

Akobeng, A.K. 2005. Principles of evidence based medicine. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 90(8): 837-840.

Akobeng, A.K. 2005. Understanding randomised controlled trials. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 90(8): 840-844.

Akobeng, A.K. 2005. Understanding systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 90(8): 845-848.

Cates, C.J., Stovold, E. & Welsh, E.J. 2014. How to make sense of a Cochrane systematic review. Available online.

Childs, G.M. 2009. Finding evidence-based practice information. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 29(4): 337-344.

Cross, N.B., Craig, J.C. & Webster, A.C. 2010. Asking the right question and finding the right answers. Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.). 15(1): 8-11.

Glasziou, P. & Haynes, B. 2005. The paths from research to improved health outcomes. ACP Journal Club. 142(2): A8-10.

Greenhalgh, T. How to read a paper: articles in the BMJ that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers. Available free online.

Ilic, D. 2009. Teaching evidence-based practice: perspectives from the undergraduate and post-graduate viewpoint. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. 38(6): 559.

Murad, M.H. et al. 2014. How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care. JAMA. 312(2): 171-179.

Webster, A.C., Cross, N.B., Mitchell, R. & Craig, J.C. 2010. How to get the most from the medical literature: searching the medical literature effectively. Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.). 15(1): 12-19. 

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