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*Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine*

Levels of Evidence

Adapted from EBM Pyramid and EBM Page Generator, copyright 2006 Trustees of Dartmouth College and Yale University. Retrieved from Louisiana State University Libraries 

Acquiring the Best Available Scientific Evidence

Remember that filtered resources are only as good as the individual studies examined and the rigor with which the review was conducted.

Summaries integrate the best available evidence to provide a range of evidence about management options for a given health problem.

Evidence Syntheses, such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses, support clinical decision-making by summarizing the available evidence on a clinical topic through a formal search and appraisal of the primary research.

Synopses of Studies are evidence-based abstracts of primary studies sometimes called Critically Appraised Topics (CATS).