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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

Appraisal of a Systematic Review


  • Is there a focused clinical question?
  • Were inclusion criteria appropriate and complete?
  • Were all relevant studies found?
  • Was the validity of inclusive studies addressed?
  • Is the assessment method explicit?
  • Were results similar across studies?


  • Are results applicable to your patient or population?

Appraisal Worksheets - Systematic Reviews

About Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Modules from Cochrane Evidence Essentials