New feature in PubMed: Clinical trials link to Systematic Reviews which cite them

If your PubMed search turns up a clinical trial, you may see a box linking to systematic reviews which have cited that trial. Not every clinical trial or systematic review in PubMed is included (yet). For now the National Library of Medicine is working on getting each of the 31,000 plus systematic reviews included in PubMed Health linked to the trials they cited.

Screen shot from PubMed

Screen shot from PubMed

From the PubMed Health website: “PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.”

For more information about this new feature, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_pm_health_blog_trials_sys_reviews.html

About Whit

Whit is the Education and Information Consultant for Medicine at UCSF Library.
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