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Evidence Based Medicine Guide

Information about and resources for evidence based medicine


Syntheses resources are those that systematically and reproducibly find a comprehensive body of evidence, critically analyze it, and synthesize it down into recommendations for changes in practice, map a topic, or identify areas for further research. Examples are: systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and rapid reviews. The gold standard for evidence syntheses in clinical medicine are systematic reviews put out by the Cochrane. Always read evidence synthesis research with a critical lens - many do not use robust methods.

Sources for Syntheses