Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) & clinical effectiveness research (CER)

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) search tools 

General medicine

Emergency medicine

Medical imaging


Surgery/critical care


Other EBM tools 

Diagnostic test performance calculator tool

Glossary:EBM terms with instructional videos


Want an overview of EBM?

Watch Evidence-based Medicine: An Oral History and other interview videos by EBM leaders on the JAMA Network.


Other resources & tools for EBDM & CER

A free, computer-assisted critical appraisal tool from the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (Oxford, UK). It provides guidance for critical appraisal and calculations for therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology and systematic reviews.

The Cochrane Library 
A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making. A seventh database provides information about groups in the Cochrane Collaboration.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
"A publicly available database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents" from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ). It offers summaries of evidence, clinical guidelines, and more.

PubMed Health 
A service that "specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research answers the question 'What works?' in medical and health care."

Last updated Jun 9, 2016 by cameronwiles