Find 3 or more studies on your topic: at least 2 must be Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). ALL must be some type of primary research study (case, cohort, etc.) You cannot use a topic if there is a Cochrane systematic review or meta-analysis unless your studies were published after the existing review.
P patient problem, population, or situation
I intervention, including an exposure, a diagnostic test, a prognostic factor, a treatment, a patient perception, and so forth.
C comparison intervention or exposure (also defined very broadly), if relevant.
O outcome(s) of interest, including a time horizon, if relevant.
Synthesized resources are a specialized form of secondary literature and focus on critical appraisal of a number of primary resources. They most commonly address clinical topics and appear as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, critically appraised topics, or decision analysis.
Dynamed, Clinical Evidence, and UpToDate are synthesized EBM tools and can not be used for this project.
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