Critical appraisal of published literature

Goneppanavar Umesh, John George Karippacheril, Rahul Magazine

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Abstract

With a large output of medical literature coming out every year, it is impossible for readers to read every article. Critical appraisal of scientific literature is an important skill to be mastered not only by academic medical professionals but also by those involved in clinical practice. Before incorporating changes into the management of their patients, a thorough evaluation of the current or published literature is an important step in clinical practice. It is necessary for assessing the published literature for its scientific validity and generalizability to the specific patient community and reader’swork environment. Simple steps have been provided by Consolidated Standard for Reporting Trial statements, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and several other resources which if implemented may help the reader to avoid reading flawed literature and prevent the incorporation of biased or untrustworthy information into our practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-673
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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