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ACP Journal Club

ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature those articles reporting studies and reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. These articles are summarized in "value added" abstracts and commented on by clinical experts. Further information can be found at McMaster University.


Bandolier is a journal produced monthly by the Oxford Anglia NHS Region in the UK. It contains bullet points of evidence-based medicine, hence its title. Access to Bandolier on the Internet is free of charge, but it may run several months behind the printed version. Subscription to the printed version of Bandolier costs stlg30 per year (UK) and stlg60 overseas.


An authorized Spanish language version of Bandolier (See above). Includes translations of Issues 65 onwards.

Effective Health Care Bulletins

Effective Health Care is a bi-monthly bulletin for decision makers, which examines the effectiveness of a variety of health care interventions. Effective Health Care bulletins are based on a systematic review and synthesis of research on the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of health service interventions. This is carried out by a research team using established methodological guidelines, with advice from expert consultants for each topic. The bulletins are subject to extensive and rigorous peer review.

Effectiveness Matters

Effectiveness Matters provides updates on the effectiveness of important health interventions for practitioners and decision makers in the NHS. Topics covered to date include Aspirin and Myocardial Infarction, Helicobacter Pylori and Peptic Ulcer, Influenza Vaccination and Older People and Screening for Prostate Cancer. Screening for Prostate Cancer is accompanied by a patient information leaflet Screening for Prostate Cancer: The Evidence. Information for Men Considering or Asking for PSA tests. Effectiveness Matters is a free publication available on subscription. To subscribe to Effectiveness Matters or to order CRD Reports, contact CRD Publications (Tel.) 01904433648.


Quarterly newsletter publications funded as a pilot scheme by the Welsh National Board for nursing, midwifery and health visiting educationalists.

Evidence Based Health Care

Formerly known as Evidence-Based Health Policy and Management the principal purpose of the journal of Evidence-Based Health Care is to provide managers with the best evidence available about the financing, organisation and delivery of health care. Appraisal criteria for different types of study design are available from this site.

Evidence Based Medicine

The purpose of the secondary journal, Evidence-Based Medicine, is to alert clinicians to important advances in internal medicine, general and family practice, surgery, psychiatry, paediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology by selecting from the biomedical literature those original and review articles whose results are most likely to be both true and useful. These articles are summarised in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts. A guest site is also hosted at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Past issues of the journal only.

Evidence Based Medicine - Edition Francaise (EBM Journal)

EBM Journal is the French edition of Evidence-Based Medicine. Published since 1996, it features an in extenso translation of all original material free access to the full text of many articles is provided to visitors : all EBM notebooks, local commentaries, plus 3 to 5commented summaries per issue; access to remaining papers is restricted to subscribers thus, the site could represent the most comprehensive single resource available for information on EBM for French speaking colleagues.

Evidence-Based Medicine - Edizione Italiana

The site for the Italian language edition of the Evidence Based Medicine journal (see above). Contents pages are available for 1997 onwards together with the full text of some of the articles.

Evidence Based Mental Health

The web site for the sister journal to Evidence-Based Medicine. EBMH Online contains the full content of each issue of the journal. In addition, the full text is searchable by keyword, and the cited references include hyperlinks to Medline and to the full text of many other online journals. Currently running a free trial service until June 2001.

Evidence Based Nursing

The first issue of this sibling journal to Evidence Based Medicine and Evidence Based Mental health was published in November 1997 by the BMJ Publishing Group.

Journal Club on the Web

This web site is an experiment in implementing an on-line, interactive general medical "journal club" which periodically summarizes and critiques articles from the recent medical literature and collects and posts readers' comments. The articles are primarily in the field of adult internal medicine, and mainly from the NEJM, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA and the Lancet.

Journal of Family Practice POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters)

The POEMs feature is designed to support the evidence-based practice of medicine. Each month, they review over 80 journals to identify the 8 articles with patient-oriented outcomes that have the greatest potential to change the way primary care clinicians practice. These articles are then critically appraised by expert family physicians, educators, and/or pharmacologists. The same editorial team is responsible for the Evidence Based Practice Newsletter.



This online edition of JSCAN contains the full text of Journals Scan, a monthly publication. This site also contains some other resources which are unique to the website. Access to the entire site is free. Journal Scan aims to keep you updated on the recent developments in the fields of Medicine & Health. JSCAN contains articles from journals that provide evidence for treatment, diagnosis or prognosis. These are presented in a question and answer format. It also features Web Watch which contains www sites of interest to health care professionals. JSCAN is compiled and edited by Dr.P.Badrinath & Prof. Owen Lloyd, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University.

New Zealand Evidence Based Healthcare Bulletin

The Bulletin is a joint initiative of the New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG), the New Zealand Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing (NZCEBN), New Zealand Health Technology Assessment (NZHTA), and the New Zealand Cochrane Fellow. The purpose of the Bulletin is to summarise news and information about evidence based healthcare activities in New Zealand.


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