Chapter 4. Finding the Evidence in Hematology

  1. Mark A. Crowther MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor Division Director2,3,
  2. Jeff Ginsberg MD, FRCPC Professor4,
  3. Holger J. Schünemann MD, PhD, MSc, FACP, FCCP Professor5,6,
  4. Ralph M. Meyer MD, FRCPC Director Professor7,8 and
  5. Richard Lottenberg MD, FACP Professor9
  1. K. Ann McKibbon MLS, PhD,
  2. Cynthia J. Walker-Dilks MLS and
  3. R. Brian Haynes MD, PhD

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch4

Evidence-Based Hematology

Evidence-Based Hematology

How to Cite

McKibbon, K. A., Walker-Dilks, C. J. and Haynes, R. B. (2008) Finding the Evidence in Hematology, in Evidence-Based Hematology (eds M. A. Crowther, J. Ginsberg, H. J. Schünemann, R. M. Meyer and R. Lottenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Hematology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  4. 5

    CLARITY Research Group, Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

  5. 6

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  6. 7

    National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group, Edith Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  8. 9

    Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157476

Online ISBN: 9781444300857



  • finding evidence in hematology;
  • clinical queries screen in PubMed;
  • clinical questions;
  • erythropoietin or darbepoetin versus transfusions for anemia in cancer;
  • Ovid EBMR database collection of Cochrane, DARE, and ACP;
  • Cochrane Review found in Ovid EBMR search;
  • PIER results screen;
  • PubMed designed for clinicians (and scientists) with considerable input from clinicians


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Systems

  • Summaries

  • Synopses

  • Syntheses

  • Studies

  • The Clinical Queries screen in PubMed

  • Clinical Questions

  • Conclusion

  • References