Evidence-Based Healthcare Resources for Nurses
Evidence-Based Healthcare Resources: EBM Reviews - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
created by Sharon Murphy in support of nursing faculty, staff, and students at UB's School of Nursing
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Two important databases reside within the Evidence Based Medicine Reviews resource: Most useful are the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews consists of about 4500 full-text systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health care treatments of specific clinical conditions. Use TOPIC REVIEW to view the full-text. The references are evaluated and explicitly critiqued.
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials collects trials – one of the strongest forms of evidence. Cochrane collaborators pull from this repository when creating the systematic reviews. Use it to identify trials, then use the link to HSL’s holding to see if we have the article available.