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  1. Clinical Calculators

    1. - A portal to a collection of online algorithms and clinical calculators.
      Online Clinical Calculators - Various clinical calculators provided by the Medical College of Wisconsin.

  1. Clinical Guidelines

    1. AHRQ - US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) - Recommendations for clinical preventive services developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a primary care focus.

      CDC Travel -
      Prevention and treatment guidelines for trave
      l-related illnesses.


    3. CDC General - CDC guidelines and recommendations for prevention and treatment.

      Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) - The Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) is empowered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association to promote evidence-based health care in Ontario, by encouraging physicians to use the best available clinical practice guidelines.

      InfoPOEMS -
      Evidence-based resources for decision support at the point of care.  Paid subscription is required.

      National Guideline Clearinghouse - A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

      Prodigy Guidelines - A list of guidelines for primary care practitioners in the UK. Also available in browser format (click 'proceed to browser' at the bottom of the page).

      American Heart Association - Guidelines on cardiovascular disease. 

  1. Digital  Textbooks

    1. Electronic Textbook of Dermatology - Provides diagnosis and management information about common dermotology problems physicians may face.

      Family Practice Notebook - An ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Created by Scott Moses, MD.

      Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult - A compendium of succinct, pertinent information about a variety of medical disorders. To facilitate quick, easy information retrieval each section is written to the same outline which emphasizes lists and a design avoiding lengthy text.

      MD Consult - A subscription based service of Elsevier, a world leader in healthcare and medical science publishing. MD Consult operates a family of electronic information resources that meet the clinical content needs of physicians and other health care professionals. Contains over 40 medical textbooks.
        Cost to subscribe.  Free trail.  Free to UK Faculty via UK Library.

      The Merck Manual - An online version of the Merck Manual.

      MerckMedicus - Provides access to a variety of medical textbooks after a free registration.
        Free with registration.

      University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook - An online version of the 4th edition (2001) of this book. 

  1. Drug Reference

    1. Medscape - A drug information search tool. The database combines information from the National Drug Data File with information from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information. Free online use, but registration is required.

      MedlinePlus: Drug Information -
      Consumer-oriented online drug information resource created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Provides information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications.  Setup free membership.

  1. Electronic Medical Records
    1. AAFP Center for Health Information Technology - An institute devoted to the promotion of electronic medical records, e-health, and mobile health.

      Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) - Provides information about implementing EMRs.

      Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society - Organization focused on providing for the leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems.  Among other things, resources include tips, tools, and hot topics..


    3. Directory of Electronic Medical Record Systems Vendors - A list of EMR vendors from

      KLAS  - Research and consulting group that reports on EHRS.

      The FPM Survey - The Family Practice Management's survey of 25 internet-based EMR vendors.

  1. Evaluation of Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

    1. AHRQ Technology Assessments - Website containing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health technology assessments done for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  1. Evidence-Based Reviews

    1. AHRQ Evidence Reports - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence reports and systematic reviews.

      Cochrane Library - Comprehensive and reliable reviews from the Cochran Library.

      InfoPOEMS -
      Evidence-based resources for decision support at the point of care.  Paid subscription is required.

      PubMed Clinical Queries - Provides two filters to limit MEDLINE retrievals: a Research Methodology Filter and a Systematic Review Filter.

      UpToDate -
      A clinical reference tool comprised of topic reviews addressing many aspects of primary care. Paid subscription is required.

      TRIP Database - A database created in 1997 to bring together all the 'evidence-based' healthcare resources available on the Internet. A subscription is required.  

  1. Evidence-Based Medicine Journals

    1. Bandolier - An independent journal about evidence-based healthcare created by Oxford University scientists.

      Clinical Evidence - Provided by the BMJ Publishing Group, an international source of clinical evidence available electronically.
        Free to physicians who accept United Health Insurance.

      Evidence-Based Medicine - A joint publication of the ACP and the British Medical Journal Group.
      Paid subscription is required.

      Evidence-Based Practice - An evidence-based medicine journal from the editors of The Journal of Family Practice.
      Paid subscription is required.

  1. Evidence-Based Medicine Organizations
    1. Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) - Created by the Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, the goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.

      Centre for Health Evidence - A Canadian non-profit organization created by the Health Infostructure Support Program of the Canadian Office of Health. Its main purpose is to promote evidence-based medicine through its projects and partnerships.
  1. Family Medicine Journals Online
    1. American Family Physician

      Journal of Family Practice -

      Annals of Family Medicine

      Family Medicine

      Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

      Medscape - Multifaceted resource with journal articles, educational materials, and multiple links.
  1. Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs)

    1. PDA General Information (PDAs)

      1. American Academy of Family Physicians - Describes how to download applications for your PDA. You follow along as the author explains how to get programs from the Internet to your hand-held computer. Instructions written by Jeff Suzewits, DO.

        Handheld Recommendations - Created by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and provies recommendations for handheld hardware and software.    Currently in the 5th edition, Spring 2004.'s Learning Center - A tutorials section provides valuable         information and step-by-step instructions for all PDA users, from beginner
        to       professional. The tutorials and how-to guides provide instructions on using PDAs  in clinical settings.

    2. .
      PDA Texbooks

      1. American College of Physicians - ACP guide to PDA clinical reference downloads.

        EBM2go - Evidence-Based Medicine Books. Trusted Medical texts for your PALM or Pocket PC.

        Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide - A free resource for PDAs that provides antibiotic information.

        MeisterMed - An ICD-9 Coding Tool for PDAs and Pocket PC's.

        National Guideline Clearinghous (NGC) Guideline Summaries - Available in a text format downloadable to the Palm-based Pesonal Digital Assistant (PDA). Includes instructions on how to download.

        Skyscape - A commercial site offering PDA reference books and other tools for nurses and physicians.

        HandheldMed - A commercial site oriented towards medical students and practitioners, with medical applications, industry news, and wireless channels for Palm OS, Windows CE, and EPOC/Psion.

        Healthy PalmPilot - An extensive listing of medical content by file type, file category, and medical subspecialty. Contains a mixture of commercial and freeware products.

        Medical Pocket PC - Provides links to free and commercial software for Pocket PC users. - Provides PDA news, forums, reviews, tutorials and product information.

    3. Clinical Calculators

      1. BMI Calculator - A free body mass index calculator for Palm OS
        handhelds, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

        EBM Calculator - Designed to calculate relevant statistics for diagnostic studies, prospective Studies, case control studies, and randomized control trials (rct). This is a palm version of the Stats Calculator.

        MedCalc - A medical calculator for Palm Handheld devices designed for rapid calculation of common equations used in clinical medicine (including anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency, intensive care and internal medicine).

        The Medical Algorithms Project - has three EXCEL GUI and Palm Pilot Implementation downloads.

        Other Online Clinical Calculators - A variety of clinical calculators covering all different types of calculations used in the field of nursing.

    4. PDA Purchasing Information

      1. PDA Vendors

        1. Casio - Information on Casio's Personal PCs.

          Hewlett Packard - Information on HP's handheld devices.

          Palm - Information on Palm handheld products.

          Sony - Information on Sony handhelds.

          Visor Central - Information on Visor handhelds

          Dell -  Information on Dell handhelds

          Compaq  - Information on Compaq handhelds

  1. Practice Management Tools

    1. The FPM Toolbox - Various forms, flow sheets, and coding guides for practice management provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

      ICD-9 Coding Tools - Three tools to help with ICD-9 coding provided by the Family Practice Management.

      ICD-10 - Information from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the ICD-10. The Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems is the latest in a series that was formalized in 1893 as the Bertillon Classification or International List of Causes of Death. 

  1. Search Engines (Medline, etc.)

    1. PubMed - PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE.

      Medscape - CME credit, online medical textbooks and journals, patient education handouts, drug information, practice guidelines, medical news, daily updates. Medscape offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals.
  1. Patient Education Materials

    1. Family - American Academy of Family Physicians' web site containing printable health information for patients on a variety of topics.

      American Heart Association - Patient oriented information on prevention and treatment of heart attacks and strokes.

      American Diabetes Association - Patient oriented information on diabetes prevention and treatment.

      American Academy of Pediatrics - Parent oriented information on health and disease in childhood.

  1. Teaching Resources

    1. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) - STFM is dedicated to improving the health of all people through education, research, patient care, and advocacy.

      Centre for Health Evidence - A Canadian non-profit organization that engages in projects and partnerships that promote practice-based evidence. CHE is funded by grants and service contracts and is involved in many projects simultaneously. This allows us to incorporate learnings and best practices in diverse areas while at the same time creating a learning synergy. 

      Clinical Decision Making Calculators - A collection of clinical decision making calculators from the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

      The EBM Toolbox - Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine has a list of clinical calculators, under the "Specific Tools and Data" section, specifically for evidence-based medicine.

      Rural Family Medicine - Dedicated to providing resources for rural physicians and educators. 

      Internet Tutorials for Family Physicians - These tutorias were developed by AAFP members, John Faughnan, M.D., M.S., and Bob Elson, M.D., M.S. They provide an introduction to the internet and how to integrate it into one's medical practice.

      Stats Calculator - A critical appraisal tool that can be used for diagnostic test, prospective study, case-control study, and RCT trial statistics.

      Centre for Evidence Based Medicine - Provides general information about EBM and an assortmant of materials for practitioners of EBM.

      PubMed Tutorial - This is a Web-based learning program that shows you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's journal literature search system.

      SUNY Downstate Medical Center - An online course covering basic information about evidence-based medicine.

      Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Handbook for Practitioners - A guidebook for implementing guidelines into clinical practice provided by CMA Infobase. 








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