Use PICO to formulate your research question & search strategy
P – Patient, population or problem
- How would I describe a group of patients similar to mine?
I – Intervention
- Drug, diagnostic test etc. . .
C – Comparative Intervention (optional)
- Gold standard or other comparison
O – Outcome (optional)
- Desired result
Evidence Based Medicine is the “integration of the best research evidence with our clinical expertise and our patient’s unique values and circumstances.”