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How to Write a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT).
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PMID:  22480959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Medical knowledge and the volume of scientific articles published have expanded rapidly over the past 50 years. Evidence-based practice (EBP) has developed to help health practitioners get more benefit from the increasing volume of information to solve complex health problems. A format for sharing information in EBP is the critically appraised topic (CAT). A CAT is a standardized summary of research evidence organized around a clinical question, aimed at providing both a critique of the research and a statement of the clinical relevance of results. In this review, we explain the five steps involved in writing a CAT for a clinical purpose ("Ask," "Search," "Appraise," "Apply," and "Evaluate") and introduce some of the useful electronic resources available to help in creating CATs.
Gelareh Sadigh; Robert Parker; Aine Marie Kelly; Paul Cronin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440159     Medline TA:  Acad Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 AUR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, University of Michigan B1 132G Taubman Center/5302, 1500 East Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5302.
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