This guide is aimed at students and researchers in paramedic practice. It summarises the key sources and types of information. If you have any comments or additions please contact Matt.Holland@nwas.nsh.uk
Systematic Reviews identify, appraise and synthesise research evidence using a scientific design based on explicit, pre-specified and reproducible methods. Systematic reviews focus on a single health care problem or condition with the aim of presenting the best possible evidence to aid decision making by clinicians and practitioners.
Evidence-based summaries provide practical answers to specific clinical questions, or address specific clinical conditions using the best available evidence. Authors of evidence-based summaries have conducted extensive searches of the literature and use the most recent research available at the time they are published. Evidence-based summaries are designed to be brief, authoritative and accessible to the reader. Evidenced-based summaries can be found on the web from these sources.