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  • ACP Journal Club (1991- )
    • Produced by the American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • The editors of ACP Journal Club screen the top clinical journals on a regular basis and identify studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant. Enhanced abstracts of the chosen articles are then written, including commentaries on the applicability of these studies to clinical practice.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
    • Produced jointly by the National Library of Medicine, (responsible for MEDLINE) and Reed Elsevier of Amsterdam (responsible for Embase)
    • Contains over 300,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials or randomized controlled trials with the purpose of creating an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2005- )
    • Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration which is an international network of individuals/institutions and consists of groups of experts in over 40 clinical specialties
    • Includes both completed systematic reviews and protocols for reviews that are currently being written
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
    • Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration
    • Includes over 9,000 bibliographic records to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts and reports of ongoing methodological research
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
    • Produced by the NHS (National Health Service) Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
    • Provides reviews of selected systematic reviews and includes discussion of the interventions and outcomes studied; the conclusions drawn; strengths and weaknesses of the review; and implications for practice
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
    • Produced by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
    • Contains 4,000 records of completed and ongoing assessments from members of Sweden’s International Network of Agencies of Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
    • Includes details about the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions
  • HS Economic Evaluations Database (EED)
    • Funded by the NHS Research and Development Program and produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)
    • Provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions from electronic databases, journals, and print resources
    • Contains over 6,000 records of quality assessed economic evaluations, designed to help decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing economic evaluations, appraising quality, and highlighting strengths and weaknesses of healthcare interventions