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Searching For Information After Graduation: Evidence Based Practice

Information about Practicing EBP

PICO for Clinical Questions

Healthcare professionals sometimes use the PICO or PICOT format to develop keywords for searching of clinical questions where:

P - Patient or Population

I - Intervention

C - Comparison

O - Outcome

T - Time (sometimes included)

For more information about forming and using a PICO question to search, please see the American Journal of Nursing article  below.

Searchable Open Access Resources

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