“It takes an average of 17 years for 14% of research to translate into practice. Many patients, as a result, experience significant delays or never get offered interventions proven to improve health.” (Institute of Human Virology – Baltimore)

At EPAdb we’ve gathered some tools and resources to help our users to, both, quickly appraise papers, and support their research, hoping that it facilitates clinical decision making and investigations.

• Levels of Evidence

From 1 to 5, and a to c, to “…give the advice, but alert the advisees to the flaws in the evidence on which it is based”.

CEBM and Oxford University Logos_____________________________


• GIN-McMaster Guideline Development Checklist

“.. for those interested in beginning, enhancing or evaluating their guideline development process”.

• CONSORT Statement for rehabilitation and other non-farmacologic treatment interventions

CONSORT stands for Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials.


• Clinical Trials Toolkit

“…an interactive colour-coded routemap to help navigate through the legal and good practice arrangements surrounding setting up and managing a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product”.


• Evidence Essentials

“…A free online resource offering an introduction to health evidence, and how to use it to make informed health choices.”

• search and get free access  to “… a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other proprietary publications…”


Critical Appraisal Questionnaires
• App for Android or Iphone 
• Rapid Evidence Assessment

For “…carefully and systematically assessing the outcome of scientific research (evidence) to judge its trustworthiness, value and relevance…”.

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