English Resources

English Resources

This is a selection of websites sorted by category that we believe to be of general interest.



Choosing Wisely and ABIM Foundation
The ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation launched Choosing Wisely with a goal of advancing a dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. Choosing Wisely centers around conversations between providers and patients informed by evidence-based recommendations. 

Cochrane Collaboration
Gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help you make informed choices about medical treatment. The evidence is collected in databases (the Cochrane Library) that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

The Evidence Doc Blog
A guide to better evidence for improving healthcare delivery.

Health News Review
Gary Schwitzer and his team rate health related news stories and press releases.

Less is More Medicine
"In medicine, more is not always better. Patients and healthcare providers can work together to pursue care that improves health outcomes, all the while minimizing harm and unnecessary interventions."

Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance
This Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance advocate for a transformation of the US healthcare system and for a redirection of resources currently being wasted in healthcare towards promoting community health and redressing health disparities.

Option Grid
Collection of decision aids for clinical encounters.

Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) 
The "Mythbusters" of drug therapy. TEC provides health professionals and the public with current, evidence-based, practical and relevant information on rational drug therapy.



OECD Gateway to Financial Education
The site provides access to a comprehensive range of information, data, resources, research and news on financial education issues and programmes around the globe.



Ask for Evidence
You can actually "ask for evidence" whether a product claim, policy statement, newspaper article, or advert you came across is backed by scientific evidence.

Would you like to learn more about your risk literacy and numeracy as compared to college educated people from around the world? By following the link, you will be directed to a scientific instrument that quickly assesses your ability to understand risks.

Sense About Science
An independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life.

Understanding Uncertainty 
The site is run by David Spiegelhalter and tries to make sense of chance, risk, luck, uncertainty and probability.

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication
The centre aims to ensure that quantitative evidence and risk is presented to people in a fair and balanced way.