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Use the tabs above to explore physician assistant resources through NAU Libraries.
Resources below organized by McMaster's 6S levels of evidence pyramid (see box on the left). Hover over for details.
|SECONDARY PRE-APPRAISED RESEARCH|
Regularly updated clinical guidelines that integrate evidence-based information about specific clinical problems.
Types of resources: Practice guidelines, clinical reviews, and clinical summaries
A comprehensive summary of all the evidence surrounding a specific research question, commonly seen as systematic reviews.
Types of studies: Systematic reviews, meta-analyses
|SYNOPSES OF SINGLE STUDIES|
Summarized evidence from high-quality studies.
Types of studies: Practice guidelines, systematic reviews, and RCTs with quality ratings based on study methodology.
|PRIMARY ORIGINAL RESEARCH|
Original research conducted to answer specific questions.
Types of studies: Case series, case reports, case control, cohort, RCTs, qualitative studies, and more.
(These resources also contain syntheses such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.)
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