Even studies published in high impact journals can be poorly done. Authors can reach conclusions not supported by the data. Studies can be biased- did the authors do anything to mitigate this?
You need to assess whether the study is relevant to your patients and your context.
Critical appraisal is a systematic way of assessing the quality and relevance of a given research article.
Critical appraisal frameworks:
Additional critical appraisal tools can be found on the Knowledge synthesis guide.
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