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Systematic Reviews in the Health Sciences

About Critical Appraisal

Critical Appraisal flow diagram

What do I appraise?

Critical Appraisal is the systematic evaluation of clinical research papers in order to establish:

1. Does the study address a clearly focused question?

2. Did the study use valid methods to address this question?

3. Are the valid results of this study important?

4. Are these valid, important results applicable to my patient or population?

(“Critical Appraisal tools - CEBM,” 2018)

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Critical Appraisal Web Resources

Critical Appraisal checklists to guide you through the process.

eBooks & eBook Chapters