PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work-and what remains unknown.
PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews.
A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003.
Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute their clinical effectiveness information are:
- Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (US) (AHRQ)
- The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
- German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines program (NICE)
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
- Oregon Health and Science University's Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)
- Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program from the Veterans Health Administration R&D (VA ESP)