This tool is useful in helping you decide whether a website’s information is G.S. (good science) or B.S. (bad science). Did the author cite their sources? What is their level of knowledge in the topic of interest? What is the actual intent of the webpage? These are all questions we must ask ourselves as we search the web for newly arising healthcare-related information daily.
This tool will help you develop a systematic approach to reading and processing the information found in article abstracts. This is vital in deciding which articles are worth reviewing the full text.
Need a review of confidence intervals? Start on slide 19 of this presentation.
After selecting an article, this tool will help you to focus on and analyze the main talking points of the article. This tool also gives detail on what properties may make an article more or less attractive so that you can decide whether it is worth recommending to colleagues.
Here’s some guidance on creating a journal club presentation:
- Journal Club Presentation Worksheet
- Journal Club Evaluation
Some nice material on creating newsletters and patient education brochures:
- Simply Put: “everything” you need to know about creating educational materials
- Newsletter Article Evaluation
Remember that not all clinical trials get published.