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Critical Appraisal Resources

An overview of resources on the web to support critical appraisal.


These readings are available on the web. Some resources require an Open Athens account.

BMJ., [2015]. How to read a paper. BMJ Available from: [Accessed 27 June 2015]. A collection of articles in the BMJ that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers.

Sackett, D.L., Rosenberg, W.A., Gray, J.A., Haynes, R.B. & Richardson, W.S., 1996. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ, 312(7023): 71–72.  The foundational article in evidence-based medicine, of which critical appraisal forms a part.