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Clinical EBM Search Engines


About the Clinical EBM Search Engines


The Clinical EBM Search Engines were developed at the AHSL in order to simultaneously search through several of the most highly used evidence-based resources for clinical information. The ranking system for search results has been adapted from the Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine – Levels of Evidence. As an additional feature, each search engine contains customized search strategies to limit to information pertinent to the clinical specialty or targeted user group.

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Evidence-Based Medicine


Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research. - David L. Sackett (BMJ 1996; 312: 71-2)

Read more about Evidence-Based Decision Making at the UA College of Medicine.