This page contains links to related web sites that you may find useful. Try the following:

Consumer Resources


Established by the Commonwealth Government of Australia. This site provides users with a single entry point to quality health information. Information accessed through HealthInsite is sourced from providers of quality health information.


Healthfinder® is a database of government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.

Cochrane Consumer Network

This site contains information about the Cochrane Collaboration, evidence-based practice, and how consumers can contribute to the Cochrane Collaboration.

Informed Health Online

Informed Health Online provides evidence-based information for consumers in both English and German and is produced by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.

In this web-site you can share in other people’s experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people’s experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.

The Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet designed to provide people with persistent pain with some handy tips and skills to support and manage their pain.

Best Health

Best Health is a consumer health information service produced by the British Medical Journal’s Evidence Centre.

Support Groups

ABC Health consumer guide

Advice about patient support groups for specific conditions, compiled for the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Health Matters website.

Australian Support Groups

Advice about finding a patient support group for a specific condition in Australia.

Yahoo Groups

One place where you may find an international internet-based support group for the condition that interests you.

Medical Terminology

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia

A resource with simple explanations of cause, diagnosis and treatment.

Evaluating Evidence

Evaluating Health Information

Simple advice about evaluating health information on the internet.

Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

This is a web-based course created by the United States Cochrane Center to help consumer advocates understand the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills. Registration is open and free of charge.

Smart Health Choices – making sense of health advice

This book aims to help consumers make health decisions and understand evidence. It is freely accessible online through a Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

The James Lind Library

The James Lind Library was developed to help people understand fair tests of treatments in health care. The principles of fair tests are explained in essays containing many examples. These essays are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

PEDro’s links page

If you’re interested in looking at resources with more information about evidence-based practice that aren’t geared specifically toward consumers, you’ll find many here.

We welcome suggestions for new, high quality links. To make a suggestion, please contact the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy.