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Database Discovery: Map of Medicine

In the second of a series of posts we look at lesser known health database, Map of Medicine.

What is it and how can it help?

The Map of Medicine is more than a simple health-care database. It’s an online tool that visually organizes over 370 clinical pathways based on best evidence and best practice. Created for health professionals, by health professionals, the Map of Medicine can save you time re-inventing guidance and searching for the latest evidence to deliver on treatment targets and health-care planning. Pathways in the Map focus on the patient journey and stretch across all aspects of health or social care to facilitate co-ordination between the different sectors. The Map can be edited to reflect local practices and sign-post users to local services, e.g. giving details of how to refer for investigations and contact details local services and support groups.

What’s the topic coverage?
Over 370 pathways cover broad areas such as A&E, Medicine, Mental Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Paediatrics and Surgery.

How do I access it?
In London access is Athens password protected via the following 3 routes (you need to register with the site the first time you login):
1. Direct at (Click on Login via Athens)
2. Click on the link to Map of Medicine on the Library’s EBH databases page
3. Login to My Athens with your Athens password and select Map of Medicine from the Local Resources tab.

How can I search Map of Medicine?

Enter a search term in the search box to find relevant pathways (Use “speech marks” to find phrases). Or use the Browse pathways A-Z list to find pathways under the broad topic headings. You can add a clinical presentation filter to further refine the search results.

How can I get more help?
Click here for a Quick Reference Guide to get you started or
contact Karen John-Pierre for more information about localizing the Map of Medicine.


October 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

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