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Surgery: Critical Appraisal

Critical Appraisal Resources

The following resources may assist you in critically appraising the quality of a research study or article.

General Information

BMJ's How to Read a Paper Series

Tools
Make sure you choose a tool appropriate for the type of study you are appraising

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine's Critical Appraisal Worksheets

Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) Checklists

JAMAevidence Critical Appraisal Worksheets

Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool for Randomized Trials

STROBE (for observational studies)

Books on Critical Appraisal

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