PubMed Health: What Works in Healthcare.
PubMed Health, a new resource from the National Library of Medicine, specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
PubMed Health pulls together information from many agencies: summaries from The Cochrane Collaboration and the National Health Service (NHS) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme, and full text reviews from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), England's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines program, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program.
PubMed Health includes consumer, executive/policymaker, and clinical summaries of systematic reviews as well as the full-text of systematic reviews. There is also a medical encyclopedia that presents medical and drug information for consumers. The results page (below) allows you to choose the type of summary you want (1), view your topic in the Medical Encyclopedia (2), and find other systematic reviews with a PubMed Clinical Queries search (3).
Behind Headlines comes from the NHS and covers the research behind recent health news. For instance, there was a headline that ice cream is 'addictive like drugs' recently and there is an analysis of the actual study showing that did not really state that.
So, next time you are searching for evidence for a healthcare decision, be sure to include PubMed Health, along with you other favorite Evidence Based resources.