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Evidence Based Resources


The following are links to useful EBM resources.  You will find EBM calculators, definitions, glossary of terms, and other information.  You will also find links to critical appraisal tools and worksheets to help facilitate both your own evaluation of the literature as well as to facilitate group discussions or journal clubs.

There are also links to more EBM related search engines such as the Cochrane library and Pubmed clinical queries

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Toronto


CEBM U of T site, multiple links, excellent glossary of terms, several calculators and appraisal worksheets

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme


Since its birth in 1993, the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) has helped to develop an evidence-based approach in health and social care, working with local, national and international groups.

CASP aims to enable individuals to develop the skills to find and make sense of research evidence, helping them to put knowledge into practice.

NHS site, excellent worksheets and other useful links.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Oxford


THE CEBM. (oxford).  Excellent material, worksheets, powerpoint presentations  (Sackett , Glasziou)

Great links to other online resources, glossary, calculators, etc.



The first issue of Bandolier, an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, written by Oxford scientists, (RAM AND HJM) was printed in February 1994. It has appeared monthly ever since and has become the premier source of evidence based healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

Other Links

PubMed Clinical Queries


CONSORT Statement


Quorum Statement




Wikipedia Entry


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