This LibGuide is intended to lead you through the process of finding information (evidence) in the practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare. For more information on Evidence-Based Healthcare, consult the reading lists at the end of the guide.
UCT has established an Evidence-based Healthcare Programme (EBHCP) with the aim to coordinate "the support provided to students, research staff as well as policy developers interested in utilizing EBHC principles to improve health service delivery".
"Evidence Synthesis is a type of research method that allows researchers to bring together all relevant information on a research question. This can be useful to identify gaps in knowledge, establish an evidence base for best-practice guidance, or help inform policymakers and practitioners". (Centre for Evaluation)
"Evidence Synthesis refers to any method of identifying, selecting, and combining results from multiple studies" (Cornell University Library).
Types of Evidence Syntheses include systematic reviews, literature reviews, scoping reviews, rapid reviews and umbrella reviews.
“Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values"
(Sackett and others, 2000. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone)
The EBM Triad. Florida State University. College of Medicine.