How to critically appraise an RCT in ten minutes

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An in-depth walkthrough of how to critically appraise an RCT by James McCormack, aimed at health professionals and students.

  • Format Lessons, Texts
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Further education
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence
  • Difficulty Introductory

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An in-depth walkthrough of how to critically appraise an RCT by James McCormack, aimed at health professionals and students.

This resource is available as an interactive e-book for iOS, or as a non-interactive PDF for everyone else.

  • It’s easier than you think
  • The critical appraisal set up
    • Critical appraisal and you
    • 6 simple steps to successful critical appraisal
    • Your needs
  • Search for bias
    • What to ignore
  • Who was studied?
  • What happened?
    • The outcome numbers explained
  • Who cares?

Note that the aim is to enable learners to appraise an RCT in ten minutes, not that the learning will only take ten minutes!

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