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SCREENING


Screening presents a special dilemma for the specialist interested in evidence-based practice.  In terms of screening, UptoDate, and the Cochrane Library present some help.  Recognizing the difficulty in finding good screening studies, certain organizations have worked to put this information together in a single place.

There are two sections of the EBM Resource Page that are useful in gathering information on screening tests.  The section on Guidelines allows you to search clinical practice guidelines on a variety of topics from goverment agencies and professional associations.  The brief summary of each guideline presents that agency's recommendations and evidence supporting the recommendations. The complete summary presents a thorough discussion of methodologies for collecting data, methods for implementing the recommendations and the possible harms of implementing the recommendations.

The section on Prevention and Screening provides links to goverment agencies that recommend and support screening guidelines.  Each site presents recommendations and the evidence that supports them.  Much of the information comes from the same souces as the US Preventive Taskforce's guidelines site.

These free resources are available to all users.


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