It is essential for us, health proessionals , to learn how to critically interpret scientific information. Many times we will read articles that are absolutely irrelevant, or papers that are markedly biased trying to sell us products (new drugs, medical devices). It is our duty to know how to discern the evidence that should guide our practice.
For that purpose, I want to share with you this three resources:
- How To Read a Paper: The basics of evidence based medicine. Trisha Greenhalgh. Buy on Amazon., or Download
- Handbook on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Canadian Medical Association
- How to appraise a paper critically. The Pharmaceutical Journal
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