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Optometry Research Literature for Alumni: Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice

"The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient.  It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."

- David L. Sackett, MD MSc

Read more about evidence based practice in Optometry.

For guidance on using the research literature to assist in clinical decision-making, check the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature from JAMA.

Resources for Evidence Based Practice

PubMed Clinical Queries
Search the biomedical literature with special filters for specific clinical study categories and scope, systematic reviews, and medical genetics.

A tool to find and use high-quality evidence for clinical practice.

The Cochrane Library
Search for high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  There are Cochrane Systematic Reviews on Eyes and Vision.  A subscription is required for the full text, but substantive abstracts may be viewed for free.

Find rapid evidence-based answers to clinical questions.  There is a devoted section on eye conditions.

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