RCVS Knowledge - Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine



Friday Oct 27, 2017

Q&A from Mike's talk at the Veterinary Evidence Today conference, Edinburgh November 2nd, 2016. Read more and listen to Mike's talk here.    

Friday Oct 27, 2017

Evidence Aid is an international initiative to improve access to reliable evidence that will help people and organisations make well-informed decisions about interventions, actions and strategies in the disaster setting. It focuses on systematic reviews as the most reliable source of research evidence, maximising the power of existing research, avoiding undue emphasis on single studies and reducing the waste associated with research that is ignored or not accessible to decision makers. Evidence Aid is knowledge champion for influencers of the humanitarian sector, including funders, policy makers, NGOs, and humanitarian professionals. Evidence Aid was established by members of the Cochrane Collaboration after the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. It provides access to information relevant to disaster risk reduction, planning, response, recovery, resilience and rehabilitation. This presentation will discuss the need for Evidence Aid, and describes its activities. Read more and listen to the Q&As here. MC - Evidence Aid: Using Systematic Reviews to Improve Access to Evidence for Humanitarian Emergencies Veterinary Evidence TodayEdinburgh, 1-3 November 2016

Monday Oct 16, 2017

In this Audio Summary Cherry discusses whether there are advantages to performing laparoscopic ovariectomy over open ovariectomy. Read the full Knowledge Summary here. Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017

Q&A from Mariska's talk at the Veterinary Evidence Today conference, Edinburgh November 2nd, 2016. Read more and listen to Mariska's talk here.

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017

While textbooks on evidence-based medicine still mainly focus on accuracy studies as most appropriate level of evidence for diagnostic questions, the guideline developers have moved forward to patient important outcomes. In other words, a perfect test may still be useless if it does not change clinical decisionsand outcomes for patients. What is the current state of evidence-based diagnostics and how can this be translated to different veterinary situations? Read more and listen to the Q&As here.  ML - Evidence Synthesis of Diagnostics: GRADE and How It Can Be Used for Veterinary Evidence Veterinary Evidence TodayEdinburgh, 1-3 November 2016

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