TRIP has typically concentrated on research evidence. However, we have recognised the usefullness of patient information leaflets and have included a variety of leaflets from around the globe. The slight problem is that, as they were only available via a separate tab, few people were aware they existed. Therefore, in the new site they’ll be blended in with the main results (although they can easily be excluded from the search or the search limited to just patient information leaflets.
In preparation we have just uploaded to excellent collections of patient information leaflets (and deleted some out of date records). The new collections are:
- NHS Choices, over 750 conditions are covered.
- BMJ Best Treatments, a ‘patient’ version of Clinical Evidence and made freely available via the Guardian website.