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Systematic Reviews: Developing a question

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Developing a question


Using PICO can help you define and narrow your research question so that it is specific.

P  - Patient, population, or problem

I   - Intervention

C - Comparison or Control

O - Outcome

Think about whether your question is relevant to practitioners, and whether the answer will help people (doctors, patients, nurses) make better informed health care decisions.

You can find out more about properly formulated questions through CEBM and Gumberg.

Before beginning, make sure your research is original.