Evidence appraisal: a scoping review, conceptual framework, and research agenda

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This is a qualitative review of the evidence on critical appraisal of clinical evidence. The analysis reveals barriers to its uptake as practical knowledge.

  • Format Texts
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Researchers
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence, 5 - Evaluating your performance
  • Duration >15 mins
  • Difficulty Advanced

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This is a qualitative review of the evidence on critical appraisal of clinical evidence.

The analysis revealed that the practice of evidence appraisal is quite common but is rarely subjected to documentation, organization, validation, integration, or uptake. This is related to underdeveloped tools, scant incentives, and insufficient acquisition of appraisal data and transformation of the data into usable knowledge.

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