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EBHC pyramid 5.0 for accessing preappraised evidence and guidance
  1. Brian S Alper1,2,
  2. R Brian Haynes3
  1. 1DynaMed, EBSCO Health, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  3. 3McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Brian S Alper
    , DynaMed, EBSCO Health, 10 Estes Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, USA; balper{at}ebsco.com

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The 6S pyramid has provided a conceptual framework for searching information resources for evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) and is used in medical education and clinical informatics applications. This model has evolved into EBHC pyramid 5.0 which adds systematically derived recommendations as a major type of information and simplifies the overall framework to five major layers of information types.

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The 6S pyramid has provided a conceptual framework for searching information resources for evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) and is used in medical education and clinical informatics applications. This model has evolved into EBHC pyramid 5.0 which adds systematically derived recommendations as a major type of information and simplifies the overall framework to five major layers of information types.

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  • Competing interests BSA is the founding editor of DynaMed and an employee of its publisher, EBSCO and seeks collaboration with multiple entities which produce products named in this report. RBH is the founding editor of ACP Journal Club and an employee of McMaster University, which provides evidence services for a number of clinical knowledge resources including ACP Journal Club, ACP JournalWise, BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed, EBMeDS, EvidenceUpdates, ACCESSSS and MacPLUS Federated Search.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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