9. Appraising Therapy Articles

  1. Carl Heneghan1 and
  2. Douglas Badenoch2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750605.ch9

Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition

Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition

How to Cite

Heneghan, C. and Badenoch, D. (eds) (2006) Appraising Therapy Articles, in Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750605.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF

  2. 2

    Minervation Ltd, 7200 The Quorum, Oxford Business Park North, Oxford, OX4 2JZ

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918413

Online ISBN: 9780470750605



  • prognosis studies;
  • sample representative;
  • outcome;
  • median survival;
  • advantage


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Did the paper describe an important clinical problem addressed via a clearly formulated question?

  • How were the setting and the subjects selected?

  • What was the researcher's perspective, and has this been taken into account?

  • What methods did the researcher use for collecting data and are these described in enough detail?

  • What methods did the researcher use to analyse the data?

  • Has the relationship between researchers and participants been adequately considered?

  • Are the results credible, and if so, are they clinically important?

  • What conclusions were drawn, and are they justified by the results?

  • Are the findings of the study transferable to other clinical settings?