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Evidence-based Practice

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Level 6. Studies

These are the original research studies. The databases below have search methods for retrieving the high-quality studies that can be used for clinical practice.

Level 6 example (from N Eng J Med) - see Level 5 example for a synopsis of this study

Search Across the Levels

It is possible with these federated search engines to search across many resources, with the retrieval sorted according to the source of the evidence. Haynes (2006) cautions, however, that "the quality of the retrieval depends on the source, and many sources do not provide critical appraisal of evidence."