How ratings are used - Physicians

The rating system supports an Internet-based alerting system and "best evidence" database of links to original articles and systematic reviews to help doctors in a wide and expanding range of clinical disciplines (currently 63 disciplines) keep up to date with the medical literature. We use the ratings to help us select articles that are most interesting to raters and readers.

Ratings are used to prepare evidence-based journals (ACP Journal Club and the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery) and texts and these (mostly free*) services:

* Free services to which all can subscribe. ACP Journal Club is a monthly section of Annals of Internal Medicine, and ACP JournalWise is a membership benefit of the American College of Physicians.

Health Information Research Unit, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences
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