Critical appraisal of research articles : Dr. Anant Patil [24th January,2021]
Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context. Critical appraisal is an important element of evidence-based medicine. The five steps of evidence-based medicine are:
1- Asking answerable questions, i.e. formulating questions into a format whereby you can interrogate the medical literature and hopefully find an answer – to do this, you may use the PICO tool, which helps to break down the query into Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome;
2- You then need to search for the evidence – if you can find a pre-appraised resource, you can miss out the next step;
3- The next step is critical appraisal of your results;
4- You then decide what action to take from your findings;
5- Finally, you evaluate your new or amended practice.
6- Our very own faculty member elaborates on the above topic during a virtual conference, ASPIRE 2021.
Topic: Critical appraisal of research articles
Date: 24th January, 2021
Time: 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm