JAMAevidence has been added to the Library’s collection of electronic resources that support clinical decision making and education. JAMAevidence helps identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.
JAMAevidence includes The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis which provides articles and updates that turn EBM theory into practice via topically organized chapters. The featured textbook Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice is the centerpiece of EBM theory.
Integrated in JAMAevidence are calculators — functional, interactive tools designed to enhance the user’s understanding of statistical and mathematical relationships in EBM, personal worksheets to study the framework of EBM concepts, focused sections on the “5 A’s” of EBM practice (assess, ask, acquire, appraise, and apply), question wizards and critical appraisal forms. Users can create a personal profile to save and download Images and Tables and Worksheets and Questions and also bookmark textbook content.