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International Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for the Dental Hygienist
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Int J Evidence-Based Practice Dent Hygienist 2 (2016), No. 1     4. Mar. 2016
Int J Evidence-Based Practice Dent Hygienist 2 (2016), No. 1  (04.03.2016)

Page 11-16

Quality Resources for Clinical Decision-Making: Part 1. Trip Database and PubMed Clinical Queries
Forrest, Jane L. / Gurenlian, JoAnn R.
This article is the first in a four-part series designed to help readers build skills in finding scientific evidence and understanding how to use evidence-based knowledge to support decisions in clinical practice. This first paper explains how to use two quality resources, the Trip Database and the Clinical Queries feature in PubMed, to answer patients' questions. A case scenario is provided to explain how to use each resource, and figures illustrate each step in the search process. The paper concludes with a clinical decision based on the scientific evidence discovered.

Keywords: clinical decision-making, levels of evidence, PubMed Clinical Queries, secondary evidence, Trip database