Evidence-based medicine

Systematic searches

When we start writing or updating information on a particular topic, we do a thorough systematic search in various medical databases first. We then select the research that is relevant for the topic. This process is called “screening.” In order not to overlook any important publications, the search results are checked by at least two scientists working independently of each other.

We're also interested in research that looks into the effectiveness of different ways of communicating health information to readers. And we look at other freely available patient information on the internet, to find out where there is a lack of good-quality information.