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Evidence-Based Medicine Library Guide: Appraisal tools and Reporting guidelines

Finding the Evidence in the Practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare

Critical Appraisal

Once a question has been formulated and a thorough search for evidence literature has taken place, the next step in the process of Evidence-based Practice is to critically appraise the research evidence in order to identify methodological flaws and to give the practitioner the opportunity to make an informed decision. Evidence must be evaluated in terms of its validity or bias, its relevance and usefulness in clinical practice.

Critical Appraisal tools

Reporting guidelines