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Evidence Based Summaries - Point of Care Resources

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What are Evidence Based Summaries?

Evidence-based Summary Tools usually contain the latest information on:

  • Epidemiology/ Prevalence
  • Etiology
  • History & Physical
  • Diagnosis/ Differential Diagnoses
  • Diagnostic Tests (Sensitivity & Specificity)
  • Normal Lab Values
  • Clinical Prediction Rules
  • Treatment (with levels or grades of evidence)
  • Complications & Prognosis
  • Prevention & Screening
  • Guidelines
  • Patient Handouts

Evidence-based Summaries are also called Evidence-based textbooks.  They are very good resources for background information.

Quality Check : Always look at the date of the last revision and the age of the references