2. Clinical information sources.


Best Evidence/Clinical Study Types

The best type of study, or evidence, is determined by the type of question being asked.

A systematic review or meta-analysis of studies from the best stated type provides more reliable evidence than an individual study.

Question TypeBest EvidenceDatabase Search for Systematic ReviewBest Study TypeDatabase Search for Best Study
TherapySystematic ReviewEBMR Reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
OR
MEDLINE
EBM Reviews Limit or
Meta Analysis(Publication Type)
Randomized Controlled TrialMEDLINE
Clinical Queries Limit

or filter terms
DiagnosisSystematic ReviewMEDLINE
EBM Reviews Limit or
Meta Analysis (Publication Type)
Cross-sectional analytic studyMEDLINE
Clinical Queries Limit
or filter terms
AetiologySystematic ReviewMEDLINE
EBM Reviews Limit or
Meta Analysis (Publication Type)
Cohort study/Case-control studyMEDLINE
Clinical Queries Limit

or filter terms
PrognosisSystematic ReviewMEDLINE
EBM Reviews Limit or
Meta Analysis(Publication Type)
Cohort StudyMEDLINE
Clinical Queries Limit
or filter terms

 

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