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  • You could run a MEDLINE Search, get hundreds and hundreds of articles but you’d need spend hundreds and hundreds hours reading them and assessing how well the research was carried out
  • You could run a MEDLINE Search, get hundreds and hundreds of articles but you’d need spend hundreds and hundreds hours reading them and assessing how well the research was carried out
  • Five top health and medicine databases that address the expanse of hospital information needs with a single resource


  • 1. New Developments in ProQuest Health Sciences Roger Tritton Senior Publisher, ProQuest
  • 2. ProQuest Health Sciences subjects
  • 3. ProQuest Health Sciences databases
    • ProQuest Medical Library
    • ProQuest Health and Medical Complete
    • Medical Evidence Matters
    • ProQuest Hospital Collection
      • ProQuest Health and Medical Complete
      • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
      • ProQuest Health Management
      • ProQuest Psychology Journals
      • ProQuest Family Health
  • 4. Product Content Audience ProQuest Medical Library Over 880 full-text journals (over 660 current) Medical researchers, medical students ProQuest Health and Medical Complete Over 1200 full-text journals (over 910 current) Medical researchers, medical students , hospital doctors and managers ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source Over 660 full-text journals (over 490 current) Nurses, allied health professionals, nursing students, healthcare professionals ProQuest Health Management Over 590 full-text journals (over 430 current) Health management, administrators Medical Evidence Matters Clinicians, managers, researchers
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    • Adis International
      • 25 titles in drug development, clinical pharmacology, medical biotechnology, pharmacoeconomics and disease management
      • Including Sports Medicine; Drugs & Aging; Clinical Pharmacokinetics; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology etc.
    • American Occupational Therapy Association
      • Including The American Journal of Occupational Therapy; OT Practice
    • New titles from Oxford University Press
      • Including Molecular Biology and Evolution; Social History of Medicine, etc.
    New in 2008 for ProQuest Health Sciences
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    • New titles from RCN Publishing
      • Cancer Nursing Practice; Learning Disability Practice; Mental Health Practice; Primary Health Care
    • New titles from Springer
      • European Journal of Pediatrics; Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatric Radiology; Pediatric Surgery International
    • Royal College of Physicians
      • Clinical Medicine
    • American Health Information Management Association
      • Journal of AHIMA
    • And many more …
    New in 2008 for ProQuest Health Sciences
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  • 9. Treatment Strategies
    • Focus on management of disease
    • Help users clarify the goals of treatment, identify treatment options, identify suitable therapies
    • Help users anticipate outcomes
    • Treatment Strategies in Allergy and Asthma
    • Treatment Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Treatment Strategies in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    • Treatment Strategies in HIV/AIDS
    • Treatment Strategies in Infectious Diseases
    • Treatment Strategies in Interventional Cardiology
    • Treatment Strategies in Lipidology
    • Treatment Strategies in Nephrology and Hypertension
    • And more (12 titles)
  • 10. Checklists
    • Help users in making or confirming diagnoses
    • Address commonly encountered situations
    • List “possibilities” that need to be accounted for; potentially dangerous situations
    • What to look for in the laboratory
    • Checklist in Dermatology
    • Checklist in Internal Medicine
    • Checklist in Laboratory Intrepretation
    • Checklist in Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Checklist in Pediatrics
    • Checklist in Rheumatology
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    • Guide to treatment options, offered in highly concise descriptions for quick understanding
    • Offers information on testing, differential diagnosis, management, therapies, follow-up, complications, prognosis and more
    • Comprehensive coverage of aspects of treatment
    • PocketMedicine - Cardiology
    • PocketMedicine - Dermatology
    • PocketMedicine - Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Bone Disorders
    • PocketMedicine - Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
    • PocketMedicine - HEENT
    • PocketMedicine - Hematology
    • PocketMedicine - Infectious Diseases
    • PocketMedicine - Kidney and Urologic Disease
    • PocketMedicine - Neurology
    • And more (over 25 titles)
  • 12. New clinical resources
    • Created by PocketMedicine
    • Information for those, in a clinical context, who want treatment information quickly
    • Offers a clinical practice reference layer to ProQuest searches
    • Created by senior clinical authors and editors: Provides an “expert perspective”
    • Ready early in 2009
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  • 14. The problem … How do you find the most effective therapies for known conditions?
  • 15. The problem … Traditional bibliographic search 100s of full-text articles 100s of hours reading them 1000s of references Need to make a judgement on how well the research is carried out Need to decide if relevant for individual patient Need to extract data from the articles Time-consuming How do you find the most effective therapies for known conditions?
  • 16. What is Medical Evidence Matters?
    • Helps the doctor to find the peer-reviewed research relevant to his / her patient
    • Helps the medical researcher to find the peer-reviewed research relevant to his / her study
    • Organizes relevant medical research into summaries, tables, and graphs so therapy options can be assessed
    • Compare and contrast how effective different therapies are
  • 17. Evidence Matters applies PICO method to customize searches for individual patients
  • 18. Example 1: For Diabetes Mellitus , what is the effect of Antidiabetic agents compared by the outcome Plasma glucose
  • 19. Example 2: For Breast cancer , what is the effect of Radiotherapy versus Surgery compared by the outcome Disease-free survival .
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  • 23. Here are the treatments And their *precise* level of efficacy or safety As shown in this reference After they were used for this period of time Also indicated is the size of the trial And *many* more details are available in the EM Article Summary
  • 24. Interventions applied Outcomes
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  • 28. ProQuest Hospital Collection
    • ProQuest Hospital Collection - five top health and medicine databases that address the expanse of hospital information needs with a single resource, and includes:
      • ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™
      • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source™
      • ProQuest Psychology Journals™
      • ProQuest Health Management™
      • ProQuest Family Health
    • Top full-text journals and many more resources
  • 29. Full-text titles from top publ ishers
    • Oxford University Press
    • Elsevier (Lancet)
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Springer
    • Nature
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Mary Ann Liebert
    • Slack
    • Adis
    • Karger
    • Anthony Jannetti Inc.
    • Emerald
    • American Diabetes Association; American Thoracic Society; American Association for Clinical Chemistry; American Institute of Nutrition; Society of Nuclear Medicine; Royal College of Physicians; Royal College of Nursing; and many more
    • Etc. etc.
    2131 full-text journals ( 1595 current)
  • 30. Doctoral dissertations
    • Over 19,000 doctoral dissertations in full-text
      • On nursing and allied health, health management, and psychology
  • 31.
    • Health care resources from the Joanna Briggs Institute
      • Systematic Reviews
      • Evidence Summaries
      • Best Practice Information Sheets
  • 32.
    • Systematic Reviews
    • Comprehensive reviews of the international research literature
    • Completed by trained JBI reviewers and peer- reviewed by at least 2 researchers
    • JBI Systematic Reviews are regularly updated
    JBI in ProQuest
  • 33.
    • Database of Evidence Summaries
    • Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities
    • Based on structured searches of the literature and selected evidence-based healthcare databases
    • Focus on the characteristics of the evidence, the clinical bottom line, and best practice recommendations
    JBI in ProQuest
  • 34. JBI in ProQuest
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    • Best Practice Information Sheets
    • Summaries – designed for busy clinicians – derived from the findings of Systematic Reviews and offering the best available evidence for practice…
    JBI in ProQuest
  • 36.
    • Database of reports enabling health service professionals to provide culturally competent patient care
    • Extensive reports based on exhaustive reviews of the scholarly literature and government reports
    • Currently includes reports for 30 ethnicities and 11 religions
    • Updated monthly
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      • Vietnamese women at a hospital in Michigan were continually becoming severely dehydrated shortly after giving birth despite the fact that nurses were dutifully bringing them ice chips and cold water.
    Case Study
  • 38. Health care video
    • Many hundreds of video clips on assessment, procedure, care management, anatomy, prevention, and other health care topics
    • Videos offered in short “object” form
    • Objects indexed to allow exactly the most relevant video object to be found
    • Early 2009
  • 39. Health care video
    • Examples include:
    • Treatment of stroke
    • Caring for the dying patient
    • Pain management
    • Tracheostomy care
    • Safety in home care
    • Paediatric trauma nursing
    • Oral anatomy
    • Intravenous therapy
    • Head injury
    • Bloodborne pathogens safety
    • Anatomy and physiology: The nervous system
    • Total hip replacement
    • etc. etc.
  • 40.
    • Nursing reference resources from Springer Publishing Company
      • Encyclopedia of Nursing Research
      • and many more reference book titles
      • Early 2009
    Nursing Reference
  • 41. ProQuest Hospital Collection ProQuest Health and Medical Complete ProQuest Health Management ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source ProQuest Family Health
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    • Thank you
    • Any questions?