- BNF: A link to the relevant section of the BNF is provided.
- Patient Information: A link to patient information is included for most topics.
- Glossary and abbreviations: Select the resources tab to obtain information on guides to drug names, common abbreviations, calculating risk and understanding statistics.
- To print: Click print page to print the current page; click print topic to print out the full systematic review in PDF format.
- To save: Click on print topic, click on the floppy disk icon, and then click on save.
Clinical Evidence comprises a large collection of systematic reviews, which represent the best available evidence on a wide range of common medical conditions.
Clinical Evidence is available to University members via OxLIP+
Members of OUH Trust staff can also access Clinical Evidence by logging in with their NHS Athens username and password at http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com
There are three ways to access information in Clinical Evidence.
- Click on section- this takes you through to a list of specialties/health areas. Click on the area of your choice and browse the reviews listed.
- Click on full review list- this takes you through to an A-Z list of common medical conditions. Click through to the topic of your choice.
- Use the search engine- this is particularly useful if you are searching for a specific treatment that may appear under several different topics e.g. Corti-costeroids. The results from the search engine are ranked by relevance.
Topics and interventions which have had a substantive change, or are new are listed under latest updated reviews on the home page.
Navigating a topic
Once you have selected a condition use the tab options along the top of the page to navigate:
Interventions: A brief evaluation of the interventions, with icons denoting the evidence on their benefits and harms. BNF link provided. Click on an intervention title for detailed information on that treatment/intervention which includes benefits, harms, comments and references.
Key Points: Summary of all the treatments/interventions including types of evidence found and their results.
About this condition: This provides a range of useful information including definition, aetiology, incidence, prognosis and risks of treatment/intervention.
Updates: A link to articles that have been published since the topic was last updated.
Guidelines: A link to international guidelines covering the topic.
References: A list of all the references for all interventions included for the condition selected.
Key to category of effectiveness of interventions: Select the about us tab, then a guide to text. This gives a guide to the icons used to define the categories of effectiveness of the various interventions for a condition. This is noted in the interventions once you have selected a condition.