Appraising the evidence< Back to search results
- Format Lessons
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Further education
- EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence
- Duration >15 mins
- Difficulty Intermediate
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-1a Comparison groups should be similar
- 2-1c Comparison groups should be treated equally
- 2-1g All should be followed up
- 3-2a Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 3-2c Are the treatments practical in your setting?
- 2-2a Reviews of fair comparisons should be systematic
- 3-3b How certain is the evidence?
- 2-3b Relative measures of effects can be misleading
- 1-2e Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
This resource has been produced by the University of Western Australia to introduce critical appraisal.
The aim of critical appraisal is to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and potential for bias in clinical research before you apply it to your patient. The resource covers: validity, applicability, and clinical importance, applicability, and study types.