Comprehensive summaries of all the research related to focused clinical questions. These are often found in evidence-based abstraction journals. Advantages are that a convenient summary of the corresponding synthesis is included and it often addresses the methodological quality of the synthesis and the clinical applicability of the findings. A limitation is the extended timeline between publication of the original study and the synopsis.
The main aim of Epistemonikos is to identify all of the systematic reviews relevant for health decision-making. Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence. The identification of other types of evidence has not been completed yet, so Epistemonikos database should not be considered a comprehensive database of broad synthesis, primary studies or structured summaries (see definitions below).
A British Medical Journal imprint, this journal systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research. Over 100 journals and around 50,000 articles are scanned each year to identify the most important and valid articles.
Selects research studies and reviews from the health related literature that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. Over 50 journals and around 25,000 articles are scanned each year to identify the most important and valid articles.