Critical Appraisal Tools and Worksheets
Practicing Physicians must be able to search the medical literature, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and assess and improve their patient care practices. Neonatology fellows are expected to:
- Address clinical questions they may have encountered during clinical practice.
- Perform PubMed searches and select relevant study that answers their clinical question.
- Evaluate the hypothesis, the study design, the method, and the results of the relevant study as well as information on the diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
- Determine the clinical applicability of the selected study in their clinical practices.