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Critical Appraisal Course Recommended Reading

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There are a number of RCEM learning modules which would be useful pre-reading for the day.


http://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/?s=critical+appraisal


The below modules specifically cover some of the key concepts that will be discussed.


http://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/modules/critical-appraisal-appraising-a-treatment-early-goal-directed-therapy/
http://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/modules/critical-appraisal-appraising-a-systematic-review-migraine/
http://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/modules/critical-appraisal-appraising-a-diagnostic-test-d-dimer/
http://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/modules/critical-appraisal-appraising-a-treatment-hand-lacerations/


If you have access to the Emergency Medicine Journal, there are several short articles which have been written by Steve Goodacre that may be useful reading;

Critical appraisal for emergency medicine: 1. Concepts and definitions
http://emj.bmj.com/content/25/4/219

Critical appraisal for emergency medicine 2: Statistics
http://emj.bmj.com/content/25/6/362

Critical appraisal for emergency medicine 3: Evaluation of a therapy
http://emj.bmj.com/content/25/9/590

Critical appraisal for emergency medicine: 5 Evaluation of a diagnostic test

http://emj.bmj.com/content/26/1/53

Critical appraisal for emergency medicine: 6 Systematic reviews
http://emj.bmj.com/content/26/2/114


For a Canadian view of critical appraisal this is a really good resource


http://thesgem.com/2014/03/make-it-so-beem-appraisal-tools