Having refined a clinical question, the next step is to conduct a search to identify evidence that will help answer the question. EBVM relies on acquiring the best available scientific research and data to help minimise bias in clinical decision-making. As a vet, you need to identify the best sources of scientific information that you have access to, and develop the skills and strategies needed to use them effectively.
- Identify which information sources can help to find the best evidence for veterinary medicine.
- Establish how to get access to these resources for your own clinical practice.
- Translate a clinical question into a database search strategy and understand the fundamentals of efficient searching.
- Manage your references and report your search strategies.