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

Speaker:

Dr. Anant Patil (MBBS, MD Pharmacology, Asst. Professor Department of Pharmacology – DY Patil School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai)

Understanding problems with increase in growth of off –patent medicinal products