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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

A guide to evidence-based medicine resources in UVic Libraries.

PICO Method Overview

Your literature search will be more successful if you first spend some time developing a research question and then revisiting and revising that question.


The PICO Method is a technique used by researchers to help craft and revise a clinical question. 

A.) Read the clinical question

B.) Identify the PICO elements (see chart below)

C.) Restate the clinical question

(Knowledge Translation Program, 2017)

PICO Method Examples 1-4

PICO Tutorials

PICO Resources

Works Cited

Knowledge Translation Program. (2017). Practice formulating clinical questions. Evidence-Based Medicine Toolbox. https://ebm-tools.knowledgetranslation.net/resource/formulating-clinical​

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