Evidence Based Medicine IV: how to find an evidence-based answer to a clinical question? Make a critically appraised topic!

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This manuscript is the fourth in a five part series related to evidence based medicine (EBM) provided by the European society of pediatric urology (ESPU) research committee. It will present a way to come to a quick and critical appraisal of available evidence on a specific topic: a CAT (critically appraised topic). The way how to write a cat is described for interventions to be compared to a control group, and for other, more generalized clinical questions. While systematic reviews provide a throughout overview of all evidence available, a CAT provides a shorter way to come to quick insights based on EBM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Critically appraised topic
  • Educational article
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Level of evidence
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology

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