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Resources for Medicine: Clinical Faculty & Preceptors

Explore library resources for clinical faculty and preceptors at McMaster.

Point of Care Resources

Syntheses

Synopses

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Evidence-Based Information Hierarchy

The 6S Hierarchy of Evidence

The 6-S model focuses on appraised literature. Resources at the bottom of the hierachy have not been appraised. Resources from higher on the hierarchy are critically appraised and the evidence is synthesized and often presented in the policy content of a particular country. This model works very well when researching for answers to therapy questions.

 

[DiCenso, Bayley and Haynes (2009). ACP Journal Club. Editorial: Accessing pre-appraised evidence: Fine-tuning the 5S model into a 6S model. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(6):JC3-2, JC3-3.]

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MacPLUS Metasearch

 

PLUS Studies and Systematic Reviews

See the full list of journals : http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/journalslist.asp