Clin-eguide (Wolters-Kluwer Ovid)
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Clin-eguide™ was created by Wolters Kluwer International Health and Science Group, and is made available through OVID. It is aimed at healthcare professionals, i.e. clinicians, information systems professionals, and health administrators. Clineguide provides treatment recommendations, based on evidence from the journal literature, and accounts for the cost-effectiveness of treatments. Recommendations are linked to citations in the literature. Clin-eguide™ provides access to a range of leading sources of drug information and peer-reviewed evidence-based medicine:
Disease summary overview
Clin-eguide™ is divided into 3 sections: 1) Disease, 2) Drug choices and 3) Quick drugs, which are accessed from three prominent buttons on the main page. After clicking on the Disease button, the user will find a list of disease names. A hyperlinked alphabet allows the user to quickly jump to the subset of diseases starting with a particular letter. Additional information about the patient is requested, eg. Adult vs. child. An example disease module was found to contain the following subheadings:
Clin-eguide™ is written by clinicians, drug information and clinical pharmacists. It is regularly reviewed by academic and clinical experts in medicine, nursing and allied health. In the promotional materials, it says that Clin-eguide™ is updated monthly, and going to bimonthly updating in the future.
Place in therapy
Risks & warnings
The Quick Drugs button leads the user to the same content as the Drug Choices button, minus the “Place in Therapy” information.
This new product has over 900 topics covering 270 medical conditions. As a unique clinical decision support system designed to meet the needs of clinicians, Clin-guide provides structured diagnostic, management and treatment recommendations, referenced to the primary literature. Clin-eguide employs a rigorous EBM approach to content creation and maintenance, so that all treatment guidance is based on the best research evidence. A broad coverage of medical topics and disease states is provided, with particular emphasis on areas where significant controversy exists, practice variation is high, or standards of practice have not fully incorporated recent strong evidence.
The EBM approach is evident in Clin-eguide content by: