Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
EBM tools for the five stages of Evidence-Based Medicine
Asking focused questions is directly relevant to patients’ problems and phrased to direct your search to relevant and precise answers.
Finding the evidence is the second step in evidence-based practice, after formulating a clearly focused clinical question.
Critical appraisal worksheets to help you appraise the reliability, importance and applicability of clinical evidence.
The integration of relevant evidence with clinical experience forms the cornerstone of decision making in evidence-based practice.
Put the “like” into your likelihood ratios with the CEBM’s CATmaker and EBM calculators.
A mini tutorial on finding the evidence provided by Neal Thurley and Owen Coxall who regularly tutor on CEBM courses. It is recommended that you watch them in order.
This mini tutorial shows you how to convert your search question into a search strategy that will work on any bibliographic database.
A video demonstration of how to get the best out of PubMed.
A glossary of EBM terms
This simple program will enable you to depict any randomised trial graphically however many components the interventions have.
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.
The Number Needed to Treat (NNT) is the number of patients you need to treat to prevent one additional bad outcome (death, stroke, etc.).
To understand what is meant by the terms SpPin and SnNout, we need to understand the notions of sensitivity and specificity.
Pretest Probability is defined as the probability of a patient having the target disorder before a diagnostic test result is known.
The Likelihood Ratio (LR) is the likelihood that a given test result would be expected in a patient with the target disorder compared to the likelihood that that same result would be expected in a patient without the target disorder.