Health Care Decisions and Research

"not everything that can be counted, counts; not everything that counts, can be counted"

Effective health care relies on a solid knowledge and evaluation of existing research to make the best evidence-based decision whenever possible.


Effective health care research depends on knowledge of the literature, thoughtful planning, and quality implementation. Research is a means to a greater end, and must be applicable to real-life decisions derived from this research. Funding is an important part of research, but also is a very difficult concern.



Health Care Decisions


Framing clinical questions is a critical place to begin when seeking to make a decision. Searching the literature and critical reading are indespensable skills.


The following evidence-based resources can be great sources of information:


Some useful measures of clinical effects include:

Health Care Research





Resources and References

Sullivan I. et al, 2004. Framingham...

NHS Evidence - Health Information Resources