Pharmacy Residents: Evidence Based Practice

Information resources selected for the Pharmacy residency program.

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

This page provides help on evidence-based practice and links to resources to support evidence-based practice.

Pharmacist's Letter

Pharmacist's Letter is provided free to students enrolled in US Schools of Pharmacy.

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Constructing a question

Assessing Guidelines

An Evidence Pyramid

Evidence-Based Guidelines

Professional groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies often develop guidelines and make them available freely on their websites. Search or browse groups like the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Veterans Health Administration, or U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Use Google to find additional groups focused on your specialty.

National Guideline Clearinghouse ceased in July 2018. There is no replacement product with the scope and depth of NGC. Use one or more of these sources to identify and access full-text guidelines.

Evidence-Based Summaries

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Original Studies

Textbooks, handbooks, other background sources

Use these sources to find textbooks and handbooks, which supply helpful background information on a disease, condition, drug, or usual course of treatment.

Appraise the Evidence

These books and guides provide overviews of the EBP process as well as assistance with interpreting results provided in articles and calculating results from data presented in articles.