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The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system provides e-mail delivery and access to evidence-based medicine (EBM) information from current research of over 130 premier clinical journals. The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system works with McMaster University (McMaster PLUS) delivering pre-rated EBM alerts that are qualified, then rated for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by a panel of practicing physicians.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts offer a range of healthcare disciplines that can be chosen delivering relevant and meaningful EBM information focused on your healthcare interests, helping with your clinical decisions.

McMaster Plus

McMaster University is the birthplace of Evidence-Based Medicine. McMaster PLUS is a product of the McMaster Health Knowledge Refinery (HKR), a continuously updated source of current best research for McMaster PLUS™ and HKR are Copyright© 2004 - 2008  of Health Information Research Unit (HIRU)evidence-informed clinical decisions. Original studies and systematic reviews from over 130 journals are critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound, and sound studies are then rated by clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness through the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) system. The PLUS process  more

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts - RSS Feed

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts are also available as an RSS feed.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts - RSS FeedSTAT!Ref Evidence Alerts Feeds are available in the Medical, Nursing and Rehabilitation disciplines. Signup for STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts Feeds and have content relevant to you delivered directly to your browser.

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Pick your areas of interest:
Receive customized EBM e-mail alerts catered to your healthcare interests

Time-saving flexibility:
No longer scan numerous clinical journals to find the information you need. Receive relevant EBM information fast

Daily notifications:
Get daily e-mail notifications of important new research about the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, etiology and economics of medical conditions

Free service:
If your institution subscribes to STAT!Ref you have the ability to receive STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts

Archived EBM information:
Review past STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts to always have your healthcare interests at your fingertips


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How to get...

• Log in to STAT!Ref.
• Go to "My STAT!Ref" and log in or sign up.
• If your institution has Temporary My STAT!Ref Accounts disabled, please talk to your librarian.
• After logging into My STAT!Ref; click the Alerts Tab and then on the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts link to open the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts page where you can register your alerts Profile and select your areas of interest in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation.


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Journals Reviewed

Alphabetical list of reviewed journals
Am through IntJ Clinical through World
Am J Public Health J Clin Nurs
Am J Respir Crit Care Med J Clin Oncol
Am J Sports Med J Clin Psychopharmacol
Anesth Analg J Consult Clin Psychol
Anesthesiology J Fam Pract
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol J Gen Intern Med
Ann Emerg Med J Hand Surg [Am]
Ann Fam Med J Hand Surg Eur Vol
Ann Intern Med J Hand ther
Ann Neurol J Infect Dis
Ann Rheum Dis J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Ann Surg J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
Ann Thorac Surg J Neurosurg
ANS Adv Nurs Sci J Nurs Scholarsh
Appl Nurs Res J Occup Rehabil
Arch Dermatol J Orthop Sports Phys Ther
Arch Dis Child J Orthop Trauma
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed J Pain
Arch Gen Psychiatry J Pain Symptom Manage
Arch Intern Med J Pediatr
Arch Neurol J Pediatr Oncol Nurs
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med J Pediatr Orthop
Arch Phys Med Rehabil J Pediatr Surg
Arch Surg J Rheumatol
Arthritis Rheum J Shoulder Elbow Surg
Arthritis Rheum: Arthritis Care Res J Surg Educ
Arthroscopy J Surg Oncol
Aust J Physiother J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
Birth J Trauma
BJOG J Vasc Surg
BMJ Kidney Int
Br J Gen Pract Lancet
Br J Psychiatry Lancet Neurol
Br J Surg Lancet Oncol
Breast Man Ther
Can J Anaesth Mayo Clin Proc
Can J Gastroenterol Med Care
Can J Nurs Res Med J Aust
Can J Occup Ther Midwifery
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) N Engl J Med
Cancer Nurs Neurology
Cephalalgia Nurs Res
Chest Nutr J
Circulation Obes Surg
Clin Chem Obesity (Silver Spring)
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Obstet Gynecol
Clin J Pain Oncol Nurs Forum
Clin Orthop Relat Res Pain
Clin Rehabil Pain Med
CMAJ Patient Educ Couns
Cochrane Database Syst Rev Pediatr Phys Ther
Crit Care Med Pediatrics
Diabet Med Pharmacotherapy
Diabetes Care Phys Ther
Diabetes Obes Metab PLoS Med
Eur Heart J Prev Med
Eur J Pain Psychosom Med
Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ) Qual Health Res
Fam Pract Radiology
Foot Ankle Int Res Nurs Health
Gastroenterology Rheumatology (Oxford)
Gut Soc Sci Med
Headache Spine
Health Educ Behav Spine J
Health Psychol Stroke
Health Technol Assess Thorax
Heart Transplantation
Heart Lung Urology
Int J Clin Pract West J Nurs Res
Int J Nurs Stud World J Surg
Int J Obes (Lond)


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The information contained in STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts, which is provided through McMaster Premium Literature Service (PLUS), is intended for healthcare professionals and is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts provides an educational service for practicing clinicians and providers, designed to alert them to important new research; however, we cannot warrant its accuracy. It is intended to support evidence-based decision making, by providing links to published research reports about the diagnosis, treatment, prediction and prognosis, etiology and economics of medical conditions. However, "evidence does not make decisions," and clinicians making decisions about the care of their patients must take into account the limitations of evidence from research as well as the unique nature of their patients' circumstances and wishes. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions about the interpretation of evidence from research. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information they choose to rely on. Ultimately it is the readers' responsibility to make their own professional judgments.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts attempts to provide access to the best new research of relevance for clinical practice and academic research in a variety of healthcare fields and subspecialties. It does not report all research but uses explicit criteria to define a subset of published research that is likely to be valid and ready for clinical attention in these disciplines. Practicing physicians then provide their assessments of the relevance and newsworthiness of the reports through an online review process, the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE). Individual clinicians who then receive these reviews must then apply their own judgment concerning the strength and applicability of this evidence to their own patients.

Description or reference to a product or publication does not imply endorsement of that product or publication, unless that product or publication is owned or delivered directly by Teton Data Systems or McMaster University.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Teton Data Systems, the makers of STAT!Ref, and McMaster University are not responsible for any losses, injury or damage caused to any person or property (including under contract, by negligence, products liability or otherwise) whether they be direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential, resulting from the application of the information on STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts.


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Read what others are saying...

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"I find that today, I am again sending on Stat!Ref Evidence Alerts to my users. I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate this service. The "comments from clinical raters" is invaluable. That is the bottom line for me - good comments, I send the info to my clinicians; negative comments, I don't waste their time. The presentation of the data is excellent - easy to read - not so busy that it is distracting. This service saves my users a lot of time, and gets the useable evidence to them in quick time!"

-- Penny Logan, Manager Library Services, Capital Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

"Evidence Alerts is a convenient way of keeping up to date on the different specialties."

-- Fulton Velez, MD, Associate Director, Health Outcomes & Market Access, EMD Serono Inc.

"I really like Stat!ref and also evidence alerts. I use Stat!ref every working day."

-- Marie O'Hanley, Veterans Affairs Canada