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Foreground questions are specific questions to help make decisions about a particular patient or population. These questions are more specific and more complex than background questions.
Example Foreground question:
Are cholinesterase inhibitors effective when compared with placebo in slowing the rate of functional impairment in a 55-year-old male patient with Alzheimer's Disease?
Point of Care
Cochrane LibraryThe Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It contains the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.
Resources / Services
CDC WonderWONDER online databases utilize a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and other query systems are also available.
Healthfinder.govFrom the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; links to health news and information.
PubMedPubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites. Can't find the full-text in PubMed? Try Grafton's Journal Finder or ILL tools.
MEDLINE CompleteCombines the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database with links to the complete text of articles from leading medical journals. The database offers information related to the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
CINAHL CompleteCINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
PsycNETAPA PsycNET offers the combined resources of the PsycArticles, PsycINFO, and PsycBooks. Covers psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, sociology, education, and communication.