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Occupational Therapy: Resources Organized by Evidence Level

EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE RESOURCES

Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. (Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.) 

Filtered resources are secondary sources that summarize and analyze the available evidence.  They evaluate the quality of individual studies and often provide recommendations for practice.  Systematic reviews, critically-appraised topics, and critically-appraised individual articles are considered filtered information.

Unfiltered resources are primary sources that describe original research.  Randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, case-controlled studies, and case series/reports are considered unfiltered information.  

Below you'll find a list of places to find each type of information.

FILTERED RESOURCES - SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS/META-ANALYSIS

FILTERED RESOURCES - CRITICALLY-APPRAISED TOPICS

UNFILTERED RESOURCES

BACKGROUND INFORMATION/EXPERT OPINION