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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP)

 

Welcome to our website for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBCP). This site will help you navigate through our curriculum and introduce you to EBCP concepts.

Below, you will find links to our EBCP curriculum as well as to useful resources and other material.

Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS,  Director, Evidence-Based
Medicine Curriculum


We appreciate your feedback regarding the EBCP curriculum and this website. Please e-mail your comments to Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS at smithkj2@upmc.edu.

 

EBCP Curriculum

 
  Objectives
PGY-1 learning activities-EBCP scripts
PGY-2 learning activities-Study appraisal
PGY-3 learning activities-10 minute EBCP consult
Small group facilitators-Teaching study appraisal
 


EBCP-Literature sources

Evidence-Based Summaries
These resources allow search based on disease/disorder and provide summaries of evidence for multiple interventions

Clinical Evidence
ACP PIER
UpToDate
TRIP database

Systematic reviews
These resources provide reviews with explicit methodology (systematic) usually focusing on one intervention

Cochrane Library
MEDLINE
TRIP database

Pre-appraised studies
These resources provide structured appraisal of studies, frequently with expert commentary

ACP Journal Club
BMJ Evidence updates
Evidence Based Medicine Journal
Journal Watch
Essential evidence plus podcast

Original studies

MEDLINE
EMBASE
Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials
Various primary journals

General information on EBCP

Center for EBM
Bandolier
JAMA evidence

 

EBCP learning material

An introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

Glossary of EBCP

Evidence is never enough

Formulating a question-PICOTT format

Searching the literature

The fundamentals of study design

An introduction to the critical appraisal of therapy articles

Therapeutic study worksheet

Randomization and allocation concealment

Blinding and loss to follow-up

Intention-to-Treat analysis

Surrogate outcomes

An introduction to the critical appraisal of diagnosis articles

Diagnostic study worksheet

Likelihood Ratios

Likelihood Ratio Nomogram

An introduction to the critical appraisal of articles on harm

Harm study worksheet

Case-control studies

An introduction to the critical appraisal of prognosis articles

Prognostic trial worksheet

An introduction to the critical appraisal of systematic reviews