Evidence Summaries

We earlier learned that Evidence Summaries tell us what we can do at the point of care (patient's bedside or in the consulting room)


Let us learn a little about UpToDate - this is a subscription based resource, but there are some free topics that we can explore

Go to UpToDate at http://www.uptodate.com/

On the page click "Read a Topic". You get a list of topics. Click any one of them
  • On the left side, you see all available "Sections" - starting from Introduction right down to Summary and Recommendations and References. You can read the entire summary The entire summary will "refresh you" with 
    • Core and very important information from the best of Type I resources
    • Research information from Cochrane / Other systematic reviews and large studies - providing you references to the same
    • Based on the above it gives recommendations
    • There are also figures and tables
  • Important:
    The References section provides a list of the most important Type I and Type II resources AND the Evidence based - "detailed" Type III resources like Systematic Reviews, that every summary has checked out. 
SUPPORT Summaries

This is a free resource - of special importance to low and middle income countries
Read more about SUPPORT here 
To view summaries - click here