Blog posts by Minervation

OCEBM Levels of Evidence

The Levels of Evidence help you to target your search at the type of evidence that is most likely to provide a reliable answer.

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

The CEBM YouTube channel contains a series of videos on teaching Evidence-Based Practice.

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Asking Focused Questions

Asking focused questions is directly relevant to patients’ problems and phrased to direct your search to relevant and precise answers.

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Finding the Evidence

Finding the evidence is the second step in evidence-based practice, after formulating a clearly focused clinical question.

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Critical Appraisal tools

Critical appraisal worksheets to help you appraise the reliability, importance and applicability of clinical evidence.

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Making a Decision

The integration of relevant evidence with clinical experience forms the cornerstone of decision making in evidence-based practice.

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CATMaker and EBM Calculators

Put the “like” into your likelihood ratios with the CEBM’s CATmaker and EBM calculators.

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Finding the evidence 2 - Turning search terms into a search strategy

This mini tutorial shows you how to convert your search question into a search strategy that will work on any bibliographic database.

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Glossary

A glossary of EBM terms

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The Truth About Sports Products

As many of us try to get fitter in this Olympic summer, Panorama investigates the sports products that promise to

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PaT Plot tool for randomised trials

This simple program will enable you to depict any randomised trial graphically however many components the interventions have.

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Evaluating Performance

Things to consider in evaluating performance in Evidence-Based Medicine.

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Study Designs

This short article gives a brief guide to the different study types and a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of study.

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Number Needed to Treat (NNT)

The Number Needed to Treat (NNT) is the number of patients you need to treat to prevent one additional bad outcome (death, stroke, etc.).

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SpPin and SnNout

To understand what is meant by the terms SpPin and SnNout, we need to understand the notions of sensitivity and specificity.

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