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PLEASE NOTE: Greensboro AHEC is now known as Piedmont AHEC. The organization’s name changed on February 1, 2023.

Now Available in the AHEC Digital Library: Essential Evidence Plus

Get evidence-based answers to clinical questions concerning symptoms, diseases, and treatment.

Essential Evidence Plus
NC AHEC Library

NC AHEC Digital Library

Essential Evidence Plus is a clinical decision-making tool that provides point-of-care information for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. This powerful, one-stop, state-of-the-art reference includes evidence-based answers to your most important clinical questions concerning symptoms, diseases, and treatment.

Essential Evidence Topics: More than 800 diseases and conditions are comprehensively reviewed, providing a “bottom-line” summary, an array of helpful algorithms, and recommendations with a strength-of-evidence rating based on the evidence available in the relevant literature.

POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters): Research summaries of the most recent research to help clinicians stay current in their practice. Create a personal account and receive POEMs by email.

Tools: includes decision support tools, diagnostic test calculators, history and physical exam calculators, abstracts from Cochrane Systemic Reviews, dermatological images, anatomy illustrations, and more.

New features include:

  • Topics fully reviewed three times a year
  • Anatomy Images
  • Mobile-optimized version available
  • Free CME
  • New Enhanced PubMed search tool available

To access — Log in to the NC AHEC Digital Library and click on the Essential Evidence Plus link.

For questions or for access to the NC AHEC Digital Library, contact the Medical Library at

For more information about Greensboro AHEC Library Services or the Cone Health Medical Library, please contact Medical Library Director Ed Donnald, MLS, at 336.832.7484 or

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