Journal of the Medical Library Association

Developing and using a rubric for evaluating evidence-based medicine point-of-care tools

About the Study

The goal of this study was to develop a rubric for assessing evidence-based medicine (EBM) point-of-care tools in a health science library. The evaluation was based on general evaluation criteria, which included reviewing content, search options, quality control, and grading. And, it was also based on criteria for evaluating clinical summaries: searching tools for treatments of common diagnoses and evaluating summaries for quality control.

Reported Findings

The differences found between EBM tool’s options, content coverage and usability were minimal. However, there was a wide variation in transparency and process for the products’ methods for locating and grading evidence.


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