Carroll, WD (2019) How to quickly critically appraise a randomized control trial. Paediatrics and Child Health, 30 (2). pp. 57-59. ISSN 1751-7222

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Being able to critically appraise scientific papers is an important skill. A thorough and methodical approach is necessary, particularly for peer-review purposes. However, it is also important to be able to do this quickly and efficiently. In some circumstances, students and trainees may be asked to perform a review on an unseen paper as part of an assessment. With apologies to my erstwhile teacher, David Sackett, this brief article offers a framework which will allow a fairly complete review of a randomized controlled trial in 15–20 min. This framework requires a reviewer to assess the Validity, Importance, Applicability, GReatness of benefit and Acceptability of any study and is encompassed by the acronym VIAGRA.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment tools evidence-based medicine randomized controlled trial RCT
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 13:36
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 01:30

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