EPAdb Tools is a section of EPAdb site where you can find some tools/resources to help to achieve better evidence results.
This is a very dynamic page, its content will be floating around our search results about the evidence quality and our user’s suggestions about this theme.
So, take a peek to EPAdb Tools and please feel free to suggest, criticize, correct or by any other means help us to improve the page.
Today we’ll take a quick look at Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (CEBM).
CEBM “… develops, promotes and disseminates better evidence for healthcare”. In our Tools page, we’ve referred to its “5 levels of evidence“, now let’s take a peek to one of the five CEBM tools, the Making a Decision.
Helping to make the proper clínical decision is one of the purposes o EPAdb, so we can’t let this CEBM pearl hidden.
A very concise and graphical explanation puts you on the road to a step process to understand and execute the proper decision making.
The 3 steps are explained and bibliography supported:
- Define the population and intervention
- Search for and understand the biases
- Interpret the findings and apply them to your patient
Also refers 3 tips to the appraisal of papers design and statistics:
- What is the summary statistic chosen to report the outcome?
- What does the P stand for in P=0.05?
- Comments on the use of a surrogate end point
Must visit for proper and optimized use.