Appraising the evidence
Six key slides produced by the University of Western Australia to introduce critical appraisal.Key Concepts addressed:
- 2-1 Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
- 2-2 Comparison groups should be similar
- 2-4 Comparison groups should be treated equally
- 2-7 All should be followed up
- 2-9 Reviews of fair comparisons should be systematic
- 2-13 Relative measures of effects can be misleading
- 3-1 Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 3-3 Are the treatments practical in your setting?
- 3-5 How certain is the evidence?
This resource has been produced by the University of Western Australia to introduce critical appraisal.
The aim of critical appraisal is to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and potential for bias in clinical research before you apply it to your patient. The resource covers: validity, applicability, and clinical importance, applicability, and study types.