Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

OCTUBRE 2016 N° 8 Volumen 19

Resources for evidence-based practice

Section: Serie

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Gómez Sánchez AF, Isabel Gómez R. Recursos para la Práctica Basada en la Evidencia. Metas Enferm oct 2016; 19(8): 26-32.


Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez1, Rebeca Isabel Gómez2


1Doctora por la Universidad del País Vasco. Sección Departamental de Enfermería. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Servicio de Biblioteca y Documentación. Centro Nacional de Investigaciones CardiovascularesCarlos III (CNIC)2Licenciada en Documentación (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Servicio de Documentación, Agencia de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias de Andalucía (AETSA)

Contact address

Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez. Servicio de Biblioteca y Documentación. Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC).

Contact email: afgomez@cnic.es


The fifth article in the series “Update in search for scientific information” will introduce the user to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). A selection of associated resources are presented, which can be of interest in order to help clinical and healthcare professionals to find the best evidence. This selection does not intend to be thorough, and is mainly focused on collecting free resources in Spanish and in English. These resources are presented following a structure of levels of evidence, and include resources for locating: (1) clinical practice guidelines, (2) reports by Agencies for Health Technology Assessment, (3) journals specialized in evidence with original contents or annotated summaries of articles from other publications, as well as (4) search engines, databases and other resources. Finally, it is essential to take into account that, even though information sources are one of the cornerstones of EBP, this process requires integration with the clinical experience of the professional, together with the needs and preferences of users and caretakers.


evidence-based practice; Evidence-Based Medicine; information sources; clinical practice guidelines; health technology assessment; use of scientific information for healthcare decision making; management of health information

Versión en Español


Recursos para la Práctica Basada en la Evidencia