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The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system provides e-mail delivery and access to evidence-based medicine (EBM) information from current research of over 130 premier clinical journals. The STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system works with McMaster University (McMaster PLUS) delivering pre-rated EBM alerts that are qualified, then rated for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by a panel of practicing physicians.

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STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts offer a range of healthcare disciplines that can be chosen delivering relevant and meaningful EBM information focused on your healthcare interests, helping with your clinical decisions.

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McMaster University is the birthplace of Evidence-Based Medicine. McMaster PLUS is a product of the McMaster Health Knowledge Refinery (HKR), a continuously updated source of current best research for evidence-informed clinical decisions. Original studies and systematic reviews from over 130 journals are critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound, and sound studies are then rated by clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness through the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) system.

How to sign up for Alerts

  • Log in to STAT!Ref
  • Go to "My STAT!Ref" and log in or sign up
  • If your institution has Temporary My STAT!Ref Accounts disabled, please talk to your librarian
  • After logging into My STAT!Ref; click the Alerts Tab and then on the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts link to open the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts page where you can register your alerts Profile and select your areas of interest in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation
  • Evidence Alerts Setup Handout PDF
  • Evidence Alerts Email and RSS Feed Handout PDF
  • Features

    Pick your areas of interest:
    Receive customized EBM e-mail alerts catered to your healthcare interests

    Time-saving flexibility:
    No longer need to scan numerous clinical journals to find the information you need. Receive relevant EBM information fast

    Daily notifications:
    Get daily e-mail notifications of important new research about the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, etiology and economics of medical conditions

    Free service:
    If your institution subscribes to STAT!Ref you have the ability to receive STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts

    Archived EBM information:
    Review past STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts to always have your healthcare interests at your fingertips


    The information contained in STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts, which is provided through McMaster Premium Literature Service (PLUS), is intended for healthcare professionals and is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

    STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts provides an educational service for practicing clinicians and providers, designed to alert them to important new research; however, we cannot warrant its accuracy. It is intended to support evidence-based decision making, by providing links to published research reports about the diagnosis, treatment, prediction and prognosis, etiology and economics of medical conditions. However, "evidence does not make decisions," and clinicians making decisions about the care of their patients must take into account the limitations of evidence from research as well as the unique nature of their patients' circumstances and wishes. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions about the interpretation of evidence from research. Because of this fact and also because of regular advances in medical research, we strongly recommend that readers independently verify any information they choose to rely on. Ultimately it is the readers' responsibility to make their own professional judgments.

    STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts attempts to provide access to the best new research of relevance for clinical practice and academic research in a variety of healthcare fields and subspecialties. It does not report all research but uses explicit criteria to define a subset of published research that is likely to be valid and ready for clinical attention in these disciplines. Practicing physicians then provide their assessments of the relevance and newsworthiness of the reports through an online review process, the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE). Individual clinicians who then receive these reviews must then apply their own judgment concerning the strength and applicability of this evidence to their own patients.

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    Journals Reviewed

    Alphabetical list of reviewed journals
    Am through IntJ Clinical through World
    Am J Public Health J Clin Nurs
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med J Clin Oncol
    Am J Sports Med J Clin Psychopharmacol
    Anesth Analg J Consult Clin Psychol
    Anesthesiology J Fam Pract
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol J Gen Intern Med
    Ann Emerg Med J Hand Surg [Am]
    Ann Fam Med J Hand Surg Eur Vol
    Ann Intern Med J Hand ther
    Ann Neurol J Infect Dis
    Ann Rheum Dis J Manipulative Physiol Ther
    Ann Surg J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
    Ann Thorac Surg J Neurosurg
    ANS Adv Nurs Sci J Nurs Scholarsh
    Appl Nurs Res J Occup Rehabil
    Arch Dermatol J Orthop Sports Phys Ther
    Arch Dis Child J Orthop Trauma
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed J Pain
    Arch Gen Psychiatry J Pain Symptom Manage
    Arch Intern Med J Pediatr
    Arch Neurol J Pediatr Oncol Nurs
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med J Pediatr Orthop
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil J Pediatr Surg
    Arch Surg J Rheumatol
    Arthritis Rheum J Shoulder Elbow Surg
    Arthritis Rheum: Arthritis Care Res J Surg Educ
    Arthroscopy J Surg Oncol
    Aust J Physiother J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
    Birth J Trauma
    BJOG J Vasc Surg
    BMC Med JAMA
    BMJ Kidney Int
    Br J Gen Pract Lancet
    Br J Psychiatry Lancet Neurol
    Br J Surg Lancet Oncol
    Breast Man Ther
    Can J Anaesth Mayo Clin Proc
    Can J Gastroenterol Med Care
    Can J Nurs Res Med J Aust
    Can J Occup Ther Midwifery
    Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) N Engl J Med
    Cancer Nurs Neurology
    Cephalalgia Nurs Res
    Chest Nutr J
    Circulation Obes Surg
    Clin Chem Obesity (Silver Spring)
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Obstet Gynecol
    Clin J Pain Oncol Nurs Forum
    Clin Orthop Relat Res Pain
    Clin Rehabil Pain Med
    CMAJ Patient Educ Couns
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev Pediatr Phys Ther
    Crit Care Med Pediatrics
    Diabet Med Pharmacotherapy
    Diabetes Care Phys Ther
    Diabetes Obes Metab PLoS Med
    Eur Heart J Prev Med
    Eur J Pain Psychosom Med
    Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ) Qual Health Res
    Fam Pract Radiology
    Foot Ankle Int Res Nurs Health
    Gastroenterology Rheumatology (Oxford)
    Gut Soc Sci Med
    Headache Spine
    Health Educ Behav Spine J
    Health Psychol Stroke
    Health Technol Assess Thorax
    Heart Transplantation
    Heart Lung Urology
    Int J Clin Pract West J Nurs Res
    Int J Nurs Stud World J Surg
    Int J Obes (Lond)