Evidence Based Medicine IV: how to find an evidence-based answer to a clinical question? Make a critically appraised topic!

G. M. A. Beckers, K. Herbst, M. Kaefer, L. Harper, M. Castagnetti, D. Bagli, N. Kalfa, M. Fossum, ESPU research committee

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This manuscript is the fourth in a five part series related to evidence based medicine (EBM) provided by the European society of pediatric urology (ESPU) research committee. It will present a way to come to a quick and critical appraisal of available evidence on a specific topic: a CAT (critically appraised topic). The way how to write a cat is described for interventions to be compared to a control group, and for other, more generalized clinical questions. While systematic reviews provide a throughout overview of all evidence available, a CAT provides a shorter way to come to quick insights based on EBM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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