Point of Care
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Systematic reviews are also discoverable in Essential Evidence Plus.
In addition to the sources below, many professional organizations publish clinical practice guidelines on their websites (e.g. ACP, AAFP).
Levels of Evidence Pyramid with Information Resources
"Strength" of evidence refers to the ability to apply evidence to clinical care decisions.
Scroll down the page to access the information resources included in this chart.
The databases listed below include primary literature sources, such as a journal articles that report the result of a research study or case studies. It is up to the clinician to appraise the literature's quality, validity, and applicability to a given patient.
Background Information / Expert Opinion
Background resources provide an overview of a disease or condition, including what is generally known and accepted. Common examples include textbooks or review articles on a topic. It is important to note the publication date and currency of references.
What is TRIP?
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.