Online Physician Resources and References



Online Physician Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decisionmaking.

Web Site: Visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Bandolier

Bandolier is a website about the use of evidence in health, healthcare, and medicine. It sounds easy, but it isn't. Wherever you look people are making decisions on the basis of belief (never a good idea), or on evidence that is flawed. What is on this site may help understand how easy it is to be misled.

Web Site: Visit Bandolier

BMJ Clinical Evidence

BMJ Clinical Evidence is a new kind of decision-support resource. At our heart is an international peer reviewed journal publishing systematic reviews of important clinical conditions, but BMJ Clinical Evidence goes well beyond the boundaries of a conventional journal. We constantly update our reviews and integrate them with a range of additional evidence based medicine (EBM) resources to create a powerful support tool, providing busy clinicians with access to the very latest and most relevant medical knowledge for treatment decisions.

Web Site: Visit BMJ Clinical Evidence Web Site

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP)

The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Council on Chiropractic Education, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, International Chiropractors Association, National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research to create an equitable chiropractic practice document. CCGPP was delegated to examine all existing guidelines, parameters, protocols and best practices in the United States and other nations in the construction of this document. Participation and process has been as transparent as possible and a major goal is to represent a diverse cross-section of the profession with the project that CCGPP is charged with. Six members were appointed to represent COCSA. Other members were appointed by the organizations that created CCGPP. The CCGPP is a steering organization comprised of 21 individuals. 16 are chiropractors with one in education, one in research and 14 in full-time Private Practice. There is a vendor representative, a representative from chiropractic colleges and attorneys representing the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, as well as a public member. A research commission with several dozen members reports to and is supervised by CCGPP.

Web Site: Visit the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) Web Site

Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL)

The primary goal of the Index to Chiropractic Literature is to provide indexing of the peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers. Other journals to which writers may wish to submit articles for publication are listed in our section entitled Open Access Journals. Further journals will be listed in the near future.

ICL is indexed by members of the Chiropractic Library Collaboration (CLC), a subgroup of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. CLC members are health sciences librarians from chiropractic colleges throughout the world.

ICL provides full bibliographic records, and abstracts are reproduced with publishers’ permissions. We provide Web links where available. Most full text is available by subscription only; for subscription information link to journal publishers. Selected articles are available free online, and this is noted in individual records.

Web Site: Visit the Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) Web Site

Integrative Health Care Practice Resources (IHCPR)

IHCPR has assembled a diverse team of respected professionals with collective experience in business, health care and information technology.

With recognition that health care is in a time of change, old strategies no longer work. New strategies must replace the old. IHCPR provides the necessary tools, strategies and support to succeed through the changing paradigm.

Web Site: Visit Integrative Health Care Practice Resources Web Site

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Web Site: Visit Medline Plus Web Site

National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) was established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) with regard to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The OCCAM is administratively under the Office of the Director within the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.

Web Site: Visit the National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Web Site

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The mission of NCCAM is to:

  • Explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
  • Train complementary and alternative medicine researchers.
  • Disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals.

Web Site: Visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Web Site

National Guideline Clearinghouse

The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).

NGC offers Syntheses of selected guidelines that cover similar topic areas, and Expert Commentary on issues of interest and importance to the clinical guideline community.

Web Site: Visit the National Guideline Clearinghouse Web Site

National Institute of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements

The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

Web Site: Visit the National Institute of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements Web Site

Natural Medicine

Web Site: Visit Natural Medicine

Medical Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Bandolier

Bandolier is a website about the use of evidence in health, healthcare, and medicine. It sounds easy, but it isn't. Wherever you look people are making decisions on the basis of belief (never a good idea), or on evidence that is flawed. What is on this site may help understand how easy it is to be misled.

Web Site: Visit Bandolier

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Web Site: Visit the Medline Plus Web Site



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