Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

Evidence synthesis

journal-stackEvidence synthesis is a very important aspect of evidence-based veterinary medicine. It involves finding the relevant evidence, appraising it, and, finally, combining it into a form that can be used in clinical decision-making.

To be able to synthesise evidence effectively we need to:

• Find the best ways of searching for existing veterinary evidence
• Establish the quality of the existing evidence
• Improve the way in which evidence is reported in the scientific literature
• Collate evidence into a useable form (for example systematic reviews and BestBETs for Vets)
• Develop methods for delivering high quality, relevant evidence to clinicians

The CEVM has undertaken a number of projects to develop a toolkit for evidence synthesis and therefore aid the effectively delivery of evidence to practitioners.

Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 6576
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 6415
Email: CEVM@nottingham.ac.uk