Evaluating Research Evidence
Critical Appraisal Tools
Links to worksheets for the critical appraisal of medical evidences; includes Systematic Reviews, Diagnostics, Prognosis, Randomised Controlled Trials; from Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM)
Guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care. Includes User’s Guides to the Medical Literature; The Rational Clinical Examination; and a variety of diagnostic calculators. (Journal of the American Medical Association).
What’s a CAT?
Clinically Appraised Topic guide from Physiopedia. Includes link to a useful CAT worksheet.
How to evaluate an article about a diagnostic test
From British Medical Journal (BMJ). Diagnostic test studies: assessment and critical appraisal.