Critical Appraisal Resources

Please find below a list of resources that can help you with the process of critically appraising a research article.

BestBETs

This resource has checklists for appraising a wide range of study designs (e.g. cohort, decision rule, economic, screening).

CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)

There are 8 CASP checklists which cover: systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, case control studies, diagnostic test studies, qualitative research, economic evaluation studies and clinical prediction rules.

Critical Appraisal of a RCT using a CASP Checklist

Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services have produced a series of YouTube videos relating to each of the questions on the CASP checklist for RCTs.

CEBM (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine)

Critical appraisal worksheets for systematic reviews, diagnostic studies, prognosis studies and RCTs can be found on the CEBM website. 

Critical Appraisal Training

Please contact the Clinical Librarian Team (clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk) if you work for ULHT, LPFT or LCHS and you are interested in attending Critical Appraisal training.