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How to perform a critically appraised topic: part 2, appraise, evaluate, generate, and recommend.
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PMID:  22021495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This article continues the discussion of a critically appraised topic started in Part 1. A critically appraised topic is a practical tool for learning and applying critical appraisal skills. This article outlines steps 4-7 involved in performing a critically appraised topic for studies of diagnostic tests: Appraise, Appraise the literature; Evaluate, evaluate the strength of the evidence from the literature; Generate, generate graphs of conditional probability; and Recommend, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
CONCLUSION: For steps 4-7 of performing a critically appraised topic, the main study results are summarized and translated into clinically useful measures of accuracy, efficacy, or risk.
Aine Marie Kelly; Paul Cronin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  197     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  2011-12-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1048-55     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, 48109-5302, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Decision Making
Diagnostic Imaging*
Evidence-Based Medicine*
Information Storage and Retrieval
Medical Informatics
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Research Design*
Review Literature as Topic*
Statistics as Topic

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