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Definition (Synopses of single studies)

Synopses of Single Studies

As with the synopses of syntheses, the synopsis of a single study provides a brief, but often sufficiently detailed, summary of a high-quality study that can inform clinical practice. These synopses are also found in the evidence-based abstraction journals and are accompanied by commentaries that address the clinical applicability of the study findings.

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Synopses of Single Studies

Depending on the type of question you are asking, the best evidence to answer your question will be different- see PICO concept map for types of questions and best evidence to answer them.

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