Nedenstående databaser indeholder guidelines indenfor sundhedsvidenskab, og refererer til listen over obligatoriske informationskilder for nationale kliniske retningslinjer angivet i Sundhedsstyrelsen metodehåndbog for udarbejdelse af nationale kliniske retningslinjer 1.

NKR – Nationale kliniske retningslinjer, Sundhedsstyrelsen (Danmark)
The national clinical guidelines are systematically prepared, scientific recommendations that may be used to support decisions made by healthcare professionals. The guidelines deal with selected aspects of diagnostics, treatment, care and rehabilitation for specific patient groups, among which there is a special need for uncovering evidence. The guidelines are based on scientific evidence and best practice, and the purpose is to support uniform efforts across municipalities, regions and the practice sector – regardless of where the patient lives.

G-I-N – The Guidelines International Network
The Guidelines International network, G-I-N, is a global network, founded in 2002. It has grown to comprise 100 organisations and 131 individual members representing 48 countries from all continents (June 2014). The network supports evidence-based health care and improved health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the world. Det bør nævnes, at der ikke er fri adgang til de guidelines der ligger i denne database.

NICE – The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE was originally set up in 1999 as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, a special health authority, to reduce variation in the availability and quality of NHS treatments and care.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (USA)
NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]). The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.

HTA Database
The HTA database includes completed and ongoing health technology assessments from around the world. The HTA database is a valuable source for identifying grey literature as much of the information it contains is only available directly from individual funding agencies. Database content is supplied by the 52 members of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and by 20 other international HTA organisations. All new content is checked, proof read and published on the database by CRD.

Cochrane Library
Read more about Cochrane Library and Cochrane Collaboration in Sundhedsvidenskabelige Databaser. Cochrane is free available in Denmark, but in order to get access to full text articles through SFX, Cochrane must be accessed via the list of databases (databaser).

SBU – Statens Beredning för Medicinsk och Social Utvärdering (Sverige)
SBU assessments are based on ‘systematic literature reviews’ of published research. The review method developed by SBU is thorough and rigorous. SBU was founded in 1987. We are one of the oldest HTA (Health Technology Assessment) organisations in the world.

Socialstyrelsen (Sverige)
The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is a government agency in Sweden under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (includes national guidelines). National guidelines are a support for those who make decisions concerning the allocation of resources within Health and Medical Care and Social Services. The goal of these guidelines is to contribute towards patients and clients receiving a high standard of medical care and social services.

Kunnskapscenteret (Norge)
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) contributes to quality improvement in the health services by summarising research, promoting the use of research results, measuring the quality of health services, and working to improve patient safety.

Helsedirektoratet (Norge)
The Norwegian Directorate of Health is competent authority for medical devices, and has administrative and advisory responsibilities related to legislation and supervisory authority over manufacturers, distributors and notified bodies.

Øvrige databaser der inkluderer guidelines

Foruden ovennævnte databaser, kan også følgende traditionelle sundhedsvidenskabelige databaser indeholde relevante guidelines (databaserne er alle yderligere beskrevet i Sundhedsvidenskabelige Databaser):

  • Medline – PubMed
  • Embase
  • PsycInfo
  • Clinical Key

Afhængigt af emne kan Sociological abstracts, ERIC, PEDRO m.fl. bidrage med litteratur.

  1. Model for udarbejdelse af Nationale Kliniske Retningslinjer Metodehåndbogen version 2.0, Sundhedsstyrelsen (2014).