Critical appraisal of prognostic studies. A series of basic guidelines are given for the critical appraisal of prognostic studies, assessing their validity, relevance and applicability.
Critical appraisal of diagnostic studies. Some recommendations for the critical reading of works on diagnostic tests are given, evaluating the key aspects: validity, relevance and applicability.
Critical appraisal of treatment studies. Guidelines for critical appraisal of treatment studies are given, being the randomized clinical trial the most frequent design.
Systematic review and meta-analysis. The two types of reviews, narrative and systematic, are described, as well as the steps for perforiming a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Other search engines. PubMed is the most used bibliographic search engine, but there are many more such as Embase, the Cochrane’s tools and some metasearch engines such as TRIP. We have already seen in previous posts how to search for information…