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Drug and Disease Information: Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Library

Have a look at the information on the right.

  1. Conduct a search on your substance. How many results are retrieved? 
  2. Conduct a search on a similar drug in the same class of drugs. Tip: try one of the drug names from the PubMed excercise.
  3. Conduct a search on the drug class.

Done? Continue with the next part of the training:

Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library provides access to:

  • Systematic reviews in health care:
    • Cochrane reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and other reviews: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
      • Intervention reviews assess the benefits and harms of interventions used in healthcare and health policy.
      • Diagnostic test accuracy reviews assess how well a diagnostic test performs in diagnosing and detecting a particular disease.
      • Methodology reviews address issues relevant to how systematic reviews and clinical trials are conducted and reported.
  • Clinical trials: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Method studies: The Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Technology assessments: Health Technology Assessment Database
  • Economic evaluations: The NHS Economic Evaluation Database