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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, AHRQ supports research and collects data concerning the safety, quality, efficiency, cost and access of healthcare services.
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
This independent, non-profit group maintains this site which contains links to guidelines, preventive services, summary reports about clinical outcomes.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
An initiative of the AHRQ, this is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
This British site offers links to best practice guidelines, quality improvement studies, clinical summaries and other research.
Appraisal Tools for Evidence
These appraisal tools help you to critique Level 1 evidence such as systematic reviews and practice guidelines.
CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme
Use the checklists linked here to evaluate a variety of types of evidence, including randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies, and qualitative studies. Checklists are designed to help review the validity, results, and implications of research.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
This excellent tutorial was developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Use the Appraise tabs to review your evidence.
AGREE: Appraisal of Guidelines, Research & Evaluation
Use this tool to evaluate a clincal practice guideline and determine whether an entire guideline or only specific sections are relevant to the clinical question.