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Critical appraisal and hierarchies of the evidence

Alan Earl‐Slater (Alan Earl‐Slater is Fellow, Department of Medicine, University College London, London, UK.)

British Journal of Clinical Governance

ISSN: 1466-4100

Article publication date: 1 March 2001

Abstract

First in a series of articles to address the critical appraisal of clinical trials. Provides background of knowledge, ideas and instruments to use to understand better the evidence, and tools used in looking at evidence. Provides a rationale for critical appraisal and three different hierarchies of the evidence.

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Earl‐Slater, A. (2001), "Critical appraisal and hierarchies of the evidence", British Journal of Clinical Governance, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 59-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/14664100110385154

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