Monday, October 20, 2008

CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

Do you know about CASP? I just learned about these very useful tools developed by the Public Health Resource Unit at NHS. They provide you with a list of questions to ask when appraising various research study formats. For instance, there is a list of 10 detailed questions to ask when evaluating a randomized cointrol trial. Many of the questions were adapted from Guyett GH, Sackett DL and Cook DJ. Users' guides to the medical literature.II. How to use an article about therapy or prevention. JAMA 1993;270(21):2598-2601 and JAMA 1994;271(1):59-63.

This so simplifies the analysis process!!

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