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CRITICAL APPRAISAL EXERCISE

Name (please print):______________________________________
CRITICAL APPRAISAL EXERCISE
STEP 1: Formulate your question
What is your specific question?
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What was the clinical problem/encounter/patient question that triggered the question?
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STEP 2: Seek the information What was your search strategy? (ie what did you search
and how did you go about it?)
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STEP 3: Evaluate the information (use the appropriate work sheet for your article and
include in your submission)  What is your conclusion about the article?
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STEP 4: Make a decision about how you will apply this information to your patient(s) or
practice. Will you change anything?
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Date Completed:____________________          Signature:_______________________

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