The NLH Question-Answering Service, a service provided by TRIP Database staff, is a pilot project that is examining the usefulness of providing a real-time service. Due to the pilot nature of the site, the number of questions the service is limited but will expand over the course of the project. Essentially the NLH Question-Answering service seeks to answer questions that health professionals have been unable to answer for themselves. Once a question is received, it is translated into PICO – a format that aids search strategy formulation. Sources searched are the NLH Search Engine, PubMed, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. The resulting document consists of a number of components: The original question, our interpretation of the question, and the text of our answer.
References used (These will be clearly labelled as secondary/appraised sources or primary/non-appraised sources)
Finished reports are available on the site to download at no cost.