Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements based on clinical evidence that are designed to support the decision making process in patient care.
Effort is needed to identify independent sources of guidelines due to potential conflict of interest in industry funded guideline sources.
- Clinical practice guidelines portal (Australian)
- NHMRC guideline index (Australian)
- National Guideline Clearinghouse (US) site discontinued July 2018
- New Zealand Guidelines Group
- NICE clinical guidelines (UK)
- SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network)
- MJA Clinical Guidelines (Medical Journal of Australia)
- ETG Complete - Therapeutic guidelines (Australian)
- Guideline Central (US)
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process of making clinical decisions based upon research evidence, combined with clinical experience and patient preferences. EBP is used in a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing and allied health.
Evidence Summaries (point of care tools, guidelines, textbooks)
Useful to find quality information in a short amount of time.
Summaries of systematic reviews and/or primary studies
Free Evidence Based Medicine resources
Critically evaluate the evidence you find, and use it to support your clinical decisions, taking into account your clinical experience and patient preferences. The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford, has critical appraisal checklists.
An awareness of different types of biases is essential to adequately assess the results of studies.
The Catalogue of Bias is a collaborative project mapping all the biases that affect health evidence.
Understand concepts such as Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) and Relative Risk Reduction (RRR), Number Needed to Treat (NNT), Odds Ratio and much more with these quick and simple videos by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.