Health Sciences

Health Technology Assessment Database

Alternative Titles
HTA Database
Description

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the HTA Database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

Records for published projects contain full bibliographic details as well as contact information for the organisation publishing the report. Contributing organisations can also provide brief details of the authors’ conclusions if they wish. Links to reports, project pages and/ or organisation websites are provided wherever possible so database users can access full details directly.

The HTA database is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK, using information obtained from members of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and other health technology assessment organizations.

 

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Article Index
Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11801
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Cochrane Methodology Register

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The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. CMR contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article.

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Article Index
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11799
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The Cochrane Library

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A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making regarding the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests.

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care.  Each Cochrane Review is a peer-reviewed systematic review that has been prepared and supervised by a Cochrane Review Group (editorial team) in The Cochrane Collaboration according to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions or Cochrane Handbook for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews.  Currently there are over 5000 Cochrane Reviews including nearly 2,000 protocols  providing an explicit description of the research methods and objectives for Cochrane Reviews in progress.  Existing Reviews are updated as new information becomes available. 

The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) includes details of published articles taken from bibliographic databases (notably MEDLINE and EMBASE), and other published and unpublished sources.  CENTRAL records include the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details) and, in many cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article.  About three-fifths of the records in CENTRAL are taken from MEDLINE.  Also, each Cochrane Review Group maintains and updates a collection of controlled trials relevant to its own area of interest, these are called ‘Specialized Registers’.  Each Cochrane Review Group may also collect items that are not relevant to its own field of interest; these are known as ‘Handsearch Results’.

The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. CMR contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.  CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. CMR records do not contain the full text of the article.

The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) is the only database to contain abstracts of systematic reviews that have been quality-assessed.  Each abstract includes a summary of the review together with a critical commentary about the overall quality.  DARE is a key resource for busy decision-makers and can be used for answering questions about the effects of specific interventions, whether such questions arise from practice or when making policy. DARE covers a broad range of health related interventions and thousands of abstracts of reviews in fields as diverse as diagnostic tests, public health, health promotion, pharmacology, surgery, psychology, and the organization and delivery of health care.  DARE complements the CDSR by quality-assessing and summarizing reviews that have not yet been carried out by The Cochrane Collaboration.

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the HTA Database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.  The HTA database is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK, using information obtained from members of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and other health technology assessment organizations.

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED) assists decision-makers by systematically identifying economic evaluations from around the world, appraising their quality, and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses.  NHS EED is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK.

The About The Cochrane Collaboration database contains information on over 80 groups (Issue 10, 2012) that make up The Cochrane Collaboration.  You will find contacts and information on the aims and scope of the Cochrane Review Groups, Methods Groups, Fields, and Networks, along with details of your nearest Cochrane Centre as well as the Cochrane Editorial Unit and Cochrane Collaboration Secretariat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11791
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Medical Heritage Library

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The Medical Heritage Library is a digitized collection of rare books from leading medical libraries.  The contents cover all areas in the history of medicine and can be browsed by title, author, subject/keyboard, and date.  Contributors include the National Library of Medicine, the New York Public Library and the medical libraries of Columbia, Harvard, and Yale.

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Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11521
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GTR: Genetic Testing Registry

Alternative Titles
GTR
Genetic Testing Registry
Description

Please Note: This resource is currently (as of March 1, 2012) a Beta version

The scope of the GTR includes the test's purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test's usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease.

Important Note: NIH does not independently verify information submitted to the GTR; it relies on submitters to provide information that is accurate and not misleading. NIH makes no endorsements of tests or laboratories listed in the GTR. GTR is not a substitute for medical advice. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11493
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PMC

Alternative Titles
PubMed Central
Description

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

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Database
Coverage
PMC has material dating back to mid- to late-1800s or early 1900s for some journals.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11475
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PubMed [without MGet It]

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MEDLINE
Description

PubMed indexes over 4,000 biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related journals, with over 21 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and related databases. PubMed is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and provides links between article citations and relevant data in other NCBI ENTREZ databases, including Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others.

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Database
Coverage
Journal Literature: 1950 to present Selected Online Books
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11473
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Social Science Electronic Data Library

Alternative Titles
SSEDL
Description

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Collections include: American Family Data Archive (AFDA), AIDS/STD Data Archive (AIDS), Child Well-being and Poverty Archive, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Data Archive, Contextual Data Archive, Data Archive of Social Research on Aging (DASRA), Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention (DAAPPP), Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive (MDA), and Research Archive on Disability in the US.

A scientist expert panel selected every study in the data archives based on its technical quality, substantive importance to the field, policy relevance, potential for secondary analysis, and disciplinary balance.

Each data archive provides raw data files, SAS & SPSS data extract program files, SPSS portable files, frequencies, data dictionaries, and detailed user's guides. Search for studies by keyword; search for variables within and across studies by topic, type, or keyword(s) and immediately view the metadata for each variable; view and print the original data collection instruments.

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11307
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Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Description

Translates common medical terms into plain language, using definitions that were created by the U.S. government. Work on the Plain Language Medical Dictionary was performed under a subcontract with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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Dictionary
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11299
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