Finding and appraising qualitative evidence
McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop Resources – Systematic review module< Back to search results
- Format Lessons, Texts
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Further education
- EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence, 4 - Decision making
- Duration >15 mins
- Difficulty Intermediate
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-3g Statistical significance is not the same as importance
- 2-3b Relative measures of effects can be misleading
- 2-3c Average measures of effects can be misleading
- 2-3f Confidence intervals should be reported
- 2-3h Don’t confuse “no evidence” with “no effect”
- 3-3a Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for you?
- 3-3b How certain is the evidence?
- 2-2a Reviews of fair comparisons should be systematic
- 2-2b All fair comparisons and outcomes should be reported
- 1-3a Beware of conflicting interests
- 1-3b Anecdotes are unreliable evidence
- 1-3c Expert opinion is not always right
- 2-1a Comparison groups should be similar
- 2-1c Comparison groups should be treated equally
- 2-1d People should not know which treatment they get
- 2-1e Peoples' outcomes should be assessed similarly
- 2-1g All should be followed up
- 2-1h Peoples' outcomes should be analyzed in their original groups
- 3-2a Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 3-2b Are you very different from the people studied?
- 3-2c Are the treatments practical in your setting?
- 1-1a Treatments can harm
- 1-1b Dramatic treatment effects are rare
- 1-2c Association is not the same as causation
- 1-2e Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
- 1-2f Consider all of the relevant fair comparisons
- 1-2g Common practice is not always evidence-based
- 1-2h Newer is not necessarily better
- 1-2i More is not necessarily better
This is the Systematic review module resources provided to the attendees at the McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop.
- Clinical problem: an outline of the module objectives and a specialty-specific clinical scenario describing a patient problem relevant to the module (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, and Surgery).
- Clinical article: one or more speciality-specific clinical papers pertinent to the problem posed in the scenario (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, and Surgery).
- Worksheet: Critical appraisal worksheet for organizing ideas as readers work through articles.
This package is one of several other packages included in the McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop such as Therapy, Diagnosis, and Prognosis.