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This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers. Includes: Evidence Summaries, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols and Technical Reports.

Publication Types

Evidence Based Recommended Practices: Interventions or procedures that describe and/or recommend certain practices on selected clinical topics. Recommended Practices are based on the best available evidence and each practice consists of an equipment list, a recommended practice, occupational health and safety provisions, and an adjoining evidence summary where evidence is available.

Evidence Summaries: Short abstracts that summarize existing international evidence on common health care interventions and activities. Based on structured searches of the literature and selected evidence-based health care databases.

Best Practice Information Sheets (BPIS): Short summaries based on the results and recommendations of systematic reviews. BPIS are easily disseminated and provide busy health professionals access to key issues and recommendations that have been collected from a large volume of material.

Systematic Reviews: An analysis of all of the available literature (that is, evidence) and involves developing a question; establishing inclusion criteria; developing a strategy to comprehensively search for the evidence; appraising the quality of each paper; excluding papers of poor quality; extracting the findings of included papers; and synthesizing the findings of included papers.

Consumer Information Sheets (CIS): Standardized summaries on a wide range of health care interventions and activities targeted at consumers of health care i.e. patients/residents/clients, relatives and carers. Each Consumer Information Sheet is based on the best available international evidence and each year, every existing entry is updated and new entries are added in response to customer requests.

Systematic Review Protocol: Documents background information and the plan for conducting a systematic review.

Technical Report: Documents the development of best practice information sheets from the source systematic review.

The JBI Levels of Evidence are:

The New JBI Levels of Evidence and Grades of Recommendation are now being used for all JBI documents as of the 1st of March 2014.