“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.
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”.
“.. for those interested in beginning, enhancing or evaluating their guideline development process”.
CONSORT stands for Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials.
“…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”.
“…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…”
For “…carefully and systematically assessing the outcome of scientific research (evidence) to judge its trustworthiness, value and relevance…”.