General resources

Critically appraising qualitative research

Critically appraising quantitative health research

Quality of Life (QOL) measures

Economic evaluations (cost of health care interventions)

Controlled trials

This includes clinical trials, randomised controlled trials, crossover trials, and blinded trial designs.

Meta-analyses and systematic reviews

Accuracy of diagnostic tests

These include things like the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, or DSM IV.


Prognosis (long term outcome)

Aetiology (risk of harm)

Clinical guidelines

  • AGREE Collaboration – project which created an appraisal tool for assessing clinical guidelines: see the AGREE Instrument which outlines the framework for developing, reporting, and assessing clinical guidelines