About This Site

OBESITY+ is a service of McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit. It incorporates the McMaster PLUS email alerting system and searchable database of best evidence from the medical literature on obesity.

OBESITY+ is continuously updated and provides access to current best evidence from health care research, to support evidence-based clinical decisions.

This service is unique: all citations (from over 120 premier clinical journals) are pre-rated for evidence quality by research staff, then rated for clinical relevance and interest by at least 3 members of a worldwide panel of practicing clinicians (physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists with a common interest in obesity).

What do the clinical ratings in OBESITY+ mean?

The current features of PLUS include:

* Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature. Medinfo. 2001;10(Pt 1):390-3.