Evidence-based Medicine & Point of Care Resources
Evidence-based Medicine (EBM): The STAT!Ref Core Resources Collection for Evidence-Based Medicine has an outstanding collection of evidence-based resources.
Point of Care (POC): The STAT!Ref Core Resources Collection for Point of Care features a plethora of important clinical content applicable at the bedside.
STAT!Ref included Resources
Two of the "first choice" resources to use in sequence for many clinical questions are:1
• National Guideline Clearinghouse - EBM practice guidelines
• PubMed - Clinical Queries - Evidence Based filters for Medline
PubMed & The National Guidelines Clearing House
Both of these resources are provided free by the U.S. Government.
Integrated within your search, STAT!Ref automatically searches PubMed and the National Guidelines Clearing House for matched results. Related concepts are displayed using the Metathesaurus, provided by the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System. Users with a PubMed account can register their PubMed "holding name" or "otool id" with us and link directly to PubMed full journal articles they subscribe to. Users without a PubMed account will still get access to PubMed citations.
More on National Guideline Clearing House
Additionally, these other resources are included in your subscription:
• MedCalc 3000 Complete Edition (EBM calculator).
• SR Mobile - Carry EBM resources with you.
• Evidence Alerts - EBM information sent via email delivery based on your selections. All alerts are pre-rated for clinical relevance.
• STAT!Ref Medical News Feed - information sent via email delivery or RSS feed based on your selections.
The STAT!Ref Core Resources Collection for Evidence-Based Medicine has an outstanding collection of evidence-based resources starting with "ACP PIER, Journal Club & AHFS DI® Essentials™." PIER is an evidence-based decision support tool designed for rapid point-of-care-guidence for physicians. This is just one of many resources offered in this fast growing area of healthcare.
STAT!Ref also has MedCalc 3000 an integrated EBM Calculator along with Evidence Alerts (EBM information sent via email delivery based on your selections). All alerts are pre-rated for clinical relevance.
Evidence-based Medicine ResourcesDownload the Evidence-based Medicine Resource PDF
ACP PIER® & AHFS DI® Essentials™
Physician's Information Education Resource® (PIER) is a collection of over 400 evidence summaries published by the American College of Physicians. Each module provides authoritative guidance to improve the quality of care. Important features of ACP PIER® include:
- • Truly evidenced-based
- • Defines the current standard of care
- • Frequently updated (Monthly Content Updates and Module Additions)
- • Consistently structured for rapid access
- • Search or browse by organ system
- • Integrated drug reference (AHFS DI Essentials)
Topics are selected by ACP based upon prevalence in clinical settings. Evidence is then gathered by literature review and evaluated based on formal criteria. The level of evidence for each recommendation is displayed clearly within the application. PIER also includes topics in complementary and alternative medicine, ethical and legal issues, and procedures.
AHFS DI® Essentials™ is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials™ monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format.
Point of Care
The STAT!Ref Core Resources Collection for Point of Care features a plethora of important clinical content applicable at the bedside. Available via free mobile access, this collection is an ideal turn-key solution at the point of care. Content relates to diagnosis and assessment, drug information, evidence-based medicine, emergency medicine, patient safety and quality improvement and much more. All STAT!Ref content is full-text and cross-searchable, available anytime and anywhere.
Point of Care ResourcesDownload the Point of Care Resource PDF
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"I find STAT!Ref's variety of current evidence based information invaluable."
-- Chris Smith, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Adult Mental Health, Wairarapa DHB
"I teach Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program and introduce my students to ACP Pier each year, as it is part of the STAT!Ref collection they have access to and it helps demonstrate some of the principles of EBM. Nicely formatted for students and practitioners!"
-- Constance Goldgar, M.S., PA-C, Associate Director, Univ of Utah Physician Assistant Program, SLC, UT
I have worked at institutions with subscriptions to STAT!Ref for many years. There is one specific resource that I find indispensable from STAT!Ref and that is ACP's PIER. I provide library instruction to 3rd year medical students and all Internal Medicine residents and PIER is the evidence based product that I emphasize with them. In addition I find that it provides me with a quick research tool to quickly identify the significant literature for clinical questions so it has become an integral part of my literature review process.