Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from Coursera and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Johns Hopkins University and Coursera.
Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from Coursera and the University of Cape Town.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 31,000 people from over 100 countries, dedicated to the development of systematic reviews. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation and also assess the accuracy of diagnostic tests. Editorials and abstracts are free, but a purchase is required to browse full-text articles.
This course has been created by the United States Cochrane Center and is designed to help consumer advocates understand the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills.
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official document that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions.
In Finding What Works in Health Care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 21 standards for developing high-quality systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research.
The Geneva Foundation is a well-organized directory of links organized by diseases and conditions mostly on gynecology and obstetrics. There is also an excellent link directory on free medical journals in all specialties, including Evidence-Based Medicine journals.
The Geneva Foundation is a well-organized directory of links organized by diseases and conditions mostly on gynecology and obstetrics. There is also an excellent link directory on free medical journals in all specialties, including Epidemiology journals.
The NCCMT is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. It provides leadership and expertise in evidence-informed decision making to Canadian public health organizations.
CATmaker is a computer-assisted critical appraisal tool developed by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) - University of Oxford. It helps in the creation of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) for key articles about Therapy, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Etiology/Harm and Systematic Reviews of Therapy.
The University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) guidance for undertaking systematic reviews in health care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice. An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Evidence-based medicine tutorial developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine 'Levels of Evidence 1' document sets out one approach to systematizing the process of qualifying the level of evidence for different question types.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is one of the best-selling medical books of all times and has a small tutorial on the steps to clinical decision making.
This website is dedicated to the evaluation of therapies and diagnostic tests based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well, with an understandable format based on the NNT (number needed to treat).