Finding and synthesizing evidence, whether it is for Policy Briefs or Rapid Response Syntheses, is at the very core of the work that the Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS) is doing. Good starting points to look for relevant evidence are filtered resources that summarize and appraise evidence from different studies; these can include systematic reviews, evidence-based guidelines or critical appraised topics.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. Cochrane Reviews are peer reviewed and dynamic; they are adapted regularly to incorporate new research. In Switzerland, Cochrane reviews are freely available.
PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. Find systematic reviews in PubMed by limiting your publication search to "Systematic Reviews" or adding it to your search string.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. As well as research evidence TRIP also allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.