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Critical Appraisal

Critical Appraisal Skills Program  
The Public Health Resource Unit has provides critical appraisal tools for systematic reviews, RCTs, qualitative research, economic evaluation studies, cohort studies, case control studies, and diagnostic tests. 

Levels of Evidence (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford)

Critical Appraisal Checklists (Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health)

Critical Appraisal Sheets (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Toronto)

Critical Appraisal Notes & Checklists (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network)
Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature:

II. How to use an article about therapy or prevention. A. Are the results of the study valid?           

III. How to use an article about a diagnostic test. A. Are the results of the study valid?

XXIII. Qualitative research in health care A. Are the results of the study valid?

AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines Research & Evaluation)
Critical appraisal criteria for those either using or creating practice guidelines.










Overview of Evidence-Based Practice  
Asking Questions  
Searching for Evidence  
Critical Appraisal  
Evaluation and Dissemination  

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