Evidence based medicine
- By: Jose Andres Calvache
The website of the University of Toronto's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (www.cebm.utoronto.ca) offers multiple tools to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used in practice and for teaching evidence based medicine (EBM) to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Answers are given to questions such as “What is EBM?” and “Why the sudden interest in EBM?” and so on. The practice sections contain information on common clinical questions and the search for evidence. One section is called Teaching EBM and another is about software tools for EBM on handheld computers. Unfortunately, this website is a little difficult to explore.
Another excellent site, www.cche.net, the Centre for Health Evidence at the University of Alberta is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary initiative of universities, health organisations, and professional associations. This site does not have a directly accessible education section, but the site will give you a complete set of “user guides”