The following critical evaluation checklists represent a combination of information from the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature and How to Read a Paper. You should use those checklists that are most applicable to your specific research article.

  1. Checklist to determine what a paper is about
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  2. Checklist for the methods section of a paper
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  3. Checklist for the statistical aspects of a paper
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  4. Checklist for an article about Therapy
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  5. Checklist for a paper that claims to validate a diagnostic or screening test
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  6. Checklist for an article about Harm
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  7. Checklist for an article about Prognosis
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  8. Checklist for a systematic review or meta-analysis
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  9. Checklist for a Clinical Decision Analysis
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  10. Checklist for a set of clinical guidelines
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  11. Checklist for an economic analysis
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  12. Checklist for a Qualitative Research Paper
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System Design: Francis S. Nuthalapaty, M.D. | Programming: Elizabeth Nuthalapaty
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