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How does the Portal use the best health evidence?

May 15, 2015, 11:52 AM

The Portal puts in one place the best available scientific evidence about optimal aging and common health conditions. Our sophisticated search engine allows users to skim through masses of health research.

The Portal provides access to research evidence drawn from four best-in-class resources. Clinicians can access the Portal's content from the McMaster Premium LiteratUre Service (McMasterPLUS™) for their clinical questions. Public health professionals can access the Portal's content of Health Evidence™ for their public health questions. Policymakers can access the Portal's content of Health Systems Evidence for their questions about health systems, and Social Systems Evidence for their questions about the social aspects of aging.

The content for citizens is also evidence-based, including Evidence Summaries and Blog Posts based on the best available evidence across a variety of topics. Web Resource Ratings are evaluations of various types of information on aging, that are freely available on the internet and that we have assessed for relevance and quality; in particular, the quality of the evidence that the resource is based on.
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