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Pharmacy Resources

Basic list of resources available to students and faculty at Pacific University

What You Will Find

This contains a solid collection of different types of evidence-based information.

You can search all sections together, or search an individual section.

When you look at the results of your search give yourself extra time to understand what exactly is in your results.

You can find evidence-based information in the other types of resources listed in this guide. Searching them for EBM information may require extra searching skills.

EBM Resources

Treatment Guidelines

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE clinical guidelines are recommendations on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS in England and Wales. They are based on the best available evidence and aim to improve the quality of healthcare by changing the process of healthcare and improving people's chances of getting as well as possible. NICE clinical guidelines:

  • provide recommendations for the treatment and care of people by health professionals

  • are used to develop standards to assess the clinical practice of individual health professionals

  • are used in the education and training of health professionals

  • help patients to make informed decisions

  • improve communication between patient and health professional

NICE produces guidance in three areas of health:

  • public health - guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health for those working in the NHS, local authorities and the wider public and voluntary sector
  • health technologies - guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS
  • clinical practice - guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS


 National Guideline Clearinghouse

Contains - evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from many organizations.

NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.