Evidence-Base Care Sheets (EBCS), a product of CINAHL, synthesize published evidence for select ailments and treatments. Evidence-Based Care Sheets are broken down into three essential parts:
With our access to CINHAL, we have access to 133 Evidence-Based Care Sheets about 99 topics.To access these sheets, start by clicking the following link:
Click "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" from the top navigation bar
If you do not see "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" on the menubar, click the "More" dropdown
There are two ways to find sheets.
Click the PDF link to see the full-text of the sheet
You may notice on the Evidence-Based Care Sheets codes that start with "ICD." These refer to the International Classification of Diseases. For further information on ICD-10, see the link below.
Instead of using ICD codes, the assignment requires the use of CPT codes.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Fourth Edition, is a set of codes, descriptions, and guidelines intended to describe procedures and services performed by physicians and other health care professionals, or entities. Each procedure or service is identified with a five-digit code. The use of CPT codes simplifies the reporting of procedures and services. In the CPT code set, the term “procedure” is used to describe services, including diagnostic tests.
The following table presents the Coding Matrix as seen within an Evidence-Based Care Sheet. They are listed in order with the strongest evidence at the top to the weakest evidence at the bottom.
|SR||Published systematic or integrative literature review|
|RCT||Published research (randomized controlled trial)|
|R||Published research (not randomized controlled trial)|
|C||Case histories, case studies|
|RV||Published review of the literature|
|RU||Published research utilization report|
|QI||Published quality improvement report|
|PGR||Published government report|
|PFR||Published funded report|
|PP||Policies, procedures, protocols|
|X||Practice exemplars, stories, opinions|
|GI||General or background information/texts/reports|
|U||Unpublished research, reviews, poster presentations or other such materials|
|CP||Conference proceedings, abstracts, presentation|