In association with

  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Research and Evidence Team
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • NIHR CLAHRC West

Glossary

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EER

Experimental event rate (see event rate).

Effectiveness

A measure of the benefit resulting from an intervention for a given health problem under usual conditions of clinical care, for a particular group.

Efficacy

A measure of the benefit resulting from an intervention for a given health problem under the ideal conditions of an investigation.

EMBASE

A biomedical and pharmacological database with good Western European source coverage, and therefore complementary to Medline. The emphasis is on the pharmacological effects of drugs and chemicals. Covers the years 1980 to present and is updated daily.

EMIS reference aka Mentor

Accessible via EMIS.  This is an on-line system for searching and displaying the full contents of EMIS medical reference publications.

Evaluative

Adjective to describe activity that assesses relevance, effectiveness, and consequences.

Event rate

The proportion of patients in a group in whom an event is observed.

Explanatory

Adjective describing something that makes observations intelligible and understandable.