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Evidence Based Practice: Patients & Families

"The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (Sackett, D. 1996)

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Resources for Patients & Families

Evidence based resources for patients and families.

Cochrane Library
A collection of systematic reviews from the Cochrane database. Select topic and scroll down the page to find plain language summary.

UpToDate
UpToDate includes a comprehensive synthesis of the latest scientific evidence and expert opinion, designed to answer specific clinical questions.  On campus access only.

Summary Guides for Consumers
The John M. Eisenberg Clinical Decisions and Communications Science Center is based at Oregon Health & Science University