Better Health Channel
A Victorian (Australia) Government initiative to provide the community of Victoria access to quality assured, locally relevant, current health and health service information on line. The Better Health Channel program is part of the wider channels program of the Victorian Government to provide Government information in consumer friendly ways.
Consumers Health Forum
The leading national organisation providing a voice for all health consumers. CHF develops and maintains strong networks with government, non-government organizations and industry for the advancement of consumer health issues. CHF publishes a range of quality publications on various aspects of health care including the informative magazine, The Australian Health Consumer.
Department of Health and Aged Care
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing seeks to provide better health and healthier ageing for all Australians through a world-class health system.
Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity and
replaces the website formerly at dipex.org. Healthtalkonline lets you
share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's
experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment
choices and support.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to health. Here
you'll find original online material about health issues and
conditions, as well as news and transcripts from ABC Radio, ABC TV, and
other areas of ABC Online. The site aims to provide information that has
a solid scientific foundation but is also challenging, informing you of
health issues and debates, and helping you make the decisions right for
Informed Health Online
The Health Research and Education Foundation Limited produce Informed
Health Online. The Foundation is a not-for-profit health promotion
organization based in Melbourne, Australia, which aims to provide
information and resource tools that enable people to keep up-to-date
with reliable, evidence-based information. The Foundation promotes
research literacy, and individual and community use of high quality
World Health Organization
Links to WHO projects, initiatives, activities, information products, and contacts, organized by health and development topics.
A premier source of evidence based healthcare information in the UK and worldwide for both healthcare professionals and consumers.
Buscador de Excelencia Clínica (Español)
El buscador reúne las mejores fuentes de información en Internet para una Medicina Basada en la Evidencia en español, integrados en un solo punto de búsqueda dirigido tanto a profesionales y gestores sanitarios, como a ciudadanos.
A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.
Current Controlled Trials
Allows users to search, register and share information about randomised controlled trials.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
Contains 15,000 abstracts of systematic reviews including over 6,000 quality assessed reviews and details of all Cochrane reviews and protocols.
Diagnostic Imaging Pathways
An education and decision support tool for requestors and providers of
medical imaging services. The development of decision support systems
has been suggested as a specific strategy to increase the
appropriateness of diagnostic testing.
Allows relevant, contextualized knowledge to be transferred from
research to users as soon as it is published, allowing them to be more
up-to-date and "evidence-based" in their choices, without imposing rigid
Free Medical Journals
1825 free Journals. Unrestricted access to scientific knowledge - the new standard in medical publishing.
The NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search
simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National
Library of Medicine (NLM).
The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their
families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it
brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues
in language you can understand. Offers reliable, up-to-date health
information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
New Zealand Guidelines Group
An informal network of expertise and information on guidelines development and implementation.
A database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.
The Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over
17,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice
guidelines in physiotherapy.
A database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other
treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a
consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI).
Psych Evidence Matters
A new, user-friendly system developed by the Evidence Matters company to
help choose the best therapy options for a specific psychiatric patient
with a confirmed diagnosis.
A major mental health, mental health care, psychology and psychiatry
resource directory containing links, articles on mental illness, fact
sheets, articles,forums, software downloads and research sources.
Designed for professionals, students and the layperson.
PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical
literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and
publisher web sites.
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) (Español)
En un esfuerzo por acercar la evidencia a la práctica clínica, la
Registered Nurses' Associacion of Ontario (RNAO) publica Guías de Buenas
Prácticas en Enfermería, permitiendo su acceso gratuito para que las
enfermeras puedan incorporarlas a su práctica diaria.
SIGN - Scottish Intercollegite Guidelines Network
Evidence based clinical practice guidelines developed for the National
Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, derived from a systematic review of
the scientific literature.
A database that provides open access to a catalogue of Best
Interventions and Treatment Efficacy across the scope of Speech
A comprehensive online resource guide for trusted information about
medical research studies, also called clinical research trials.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Formerly the AHCPR - USA Agency for Health Care Policy & Research.
Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (C.H.A.I.N.) - is an online network for people working in health and social care based around specific areas of interest. It gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.
Canadian Medical Association
Public database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Maintained by the Canadian Medical Association, it currently includes over 1200 CPGs developed or endorsed by an authorative medical or health organization in Canada.
CDC - Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
One of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. Georgia, USA.
An international network of people helping healthcare providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about human health care by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews.
G-I-N (Guidelines International Network)
A global network, supporting evidence-based health care and improved
health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the
National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE)
An English resource providing guidance, sets quality standards and
manages a national database to improve people's health and prevent and
treat ill health.
An online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current
pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Founded by
pharmacists in 1995, RxList is the premier Internet Drug Index resource.
US National Institute of Health Clinical Alerts
Clinical alerts are provided to expedite the release of findings from
the NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly
affect morbidity and mortality.