3.4 Databases

The Cochrane library is available on internet and provides systematic reviews and results of clinical trials of Health care interventions.
They select only studies that are of scientific merit and clinical relevance.

The Best Evidence Collection consists of two journals:

  1. ACP Journal Club, a publication f the American College of Physicians, and
  2. Evidence-Based Medicine, a joint publication with the British Medical Journal Group.

The editors of Best Evidence screen the top clinical journals on a regular basis and identify studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant.They write an enhanced abstract of the chosen articles and provide a commentary on the value of the article for clinical practice.
Using this source, clinicians can quickly understand and apply to their practice important changes in medical knowledge, without having to read and synthesize for themselves thousands of journal articles.