Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Lecture:Definition and application of EBM
Phrasing the clinical question
Slide content:Studies Accessed (usually) in literature databases such as Medline Most common and freely available system for accessing medical literature is PubMed, available at http://pubmed.gov Retrieved from journals Many now available electronically Application of critical appraisal and formulas For example, relative risk, number needed to treat, sensitivity, odds ratio 10
Slide notes:10 Starting at the level of studies, this evidence generally comes from the medical literature, usually by accessing databases such as Medline, which contains bibliographic references to millions of journal articles. Medline can be accessed in many ways, but the most common way, which is freely available, is through PubMed [pub-med], which is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Relevant studies are gathered from the literature and critically appraised. Various formulas, such as relative risk, sensitivity, number needed to treat, and odds ratio formulas, are used to derive specific information from the studies.