Article from the February 1, 2004, issue of American Family Physician that describes the SORT, which allows authors to rate individual studies or bodies of evidence.
Article from the July 15, 2007, issue of American Family Physician that includes a table of key recommendations graded according to the SORT evidence rating system.
The Choosing Wisely campaign prompts physicians and patients to avoid unnecessary testing and treatment, things that not only don’t help, but that also may lead to harm. Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient’s health. The primary focus of the campaign is to improve health care quality and reduce harm by avoiding unnecessary interventions, with the added benefit of lowering costs.
Article from the January 15, 2002, issue of American Family Physician that presents guidelines for writing an evidence-based clinical review article. NOTE: American Family Physician no longer includes ratings of evidence in the text as described in "How to Write an Evidence-Based Clinical Review Article."
View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2011.
View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2012.
The AAFP recommends using evidence-based medicine (EBM) sources that consistently conduct comprehensive systematic evidence reviews to provide a reliable quality control for the evidence accepted by the AAFP. A systematic review is one in which all the trials on a topic have been systematically identified, appraised and summarized according to predetermined criteria.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine promotes evidence-based health care, and provides support and resources.
The GRADE Working Group provides information about grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations.
G-I-N offers the world's largest guideline library. Their website is regularly updated with the latest information about clinical practice guidelines.
SIGN provides evidence-based guidelines and patient education based on guidelines.
TRIP provides answers to clinical questions using the principles of evidence-based medicine.
From the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Rating the Strength of Evidence
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