Clinical research questions are often framed using the abbreviation PICO. The elements of a PICO question are:
Thinking about your clinical research question in terms of its PICO components can be a helpful way to begin the literature review process.
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What is Evidence Based Practice? What does it have to do with you? How can you use Bethel Library resources for EBP?
EPB is basically a method for making clinical decisions or answering clinical questions using the best available evidence in coordination with the expertise of the clinician and the preferences and values of the patient.*
An important part of EBP is forming a good clinical question and finding and evaluating the evidence relating to the question. See the pyramid below for a quick overview of the ranking of information in EBP.
You can use this guide to help you know what library resources to use for your EBP questions. Go to the Search EBP Databases tab for more.
The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) provides checklists that may be useful for evaluating different types of evidence. The Systematic Review and Randomised Controlled Trials checklists are linked below: