Learn about PubMed Health - Systematic Reviews, Comparative Effectiveness and More

PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work—and what remains unknown.  This resource is provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. Some of these systematic reviews aren't findable using standard databases such as PubMed. These are primarily reviews that are created by government agencies such as AHRQ and are freely available online, but are not published in scholarly journals.  There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews.  This includes A-Z glossaries of health and drug terms.  

 

When you search in PubMed Health, a simultaneously search is conducted in PubMed which includes a filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews.  There is also a "What's New" page that takes you straight to the newest syestmatic reviews (from the Cochrane Collaboration and other sources) as well as the other types of most recent evidence that have been added.

 

The Methods Resources collection in PubMed Health includes documents about the best research and statistical techniques for systematic reviews and effectiveness research. Learn more about this and other resources for researchers here.

 

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When you search in PubMed Health, a simultaneously search is conducted in PubMed which includes a filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews.

Learn more about PubMed Health and their information partners here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/about/
 

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