An assortment of tools which are useful for practitioners of evidence-based practice complied by the University of Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Tools include: Asking Focused Questions; Finding the Evidence; Critical Appraisal; Making a Decision; Evaluating Performance and Designing Research.
Critical appraisal is an integral process in Evidence Based Practice. Critical appraisal aims to identify methodological flaws in the literature and provide consumers of research evidence the opportunity to make informed decisions about the quality of research evidence.
Tools and downloads useful for critical appraisal compiled by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Oxford. This site includes worksheets, calculators and CATmaker a computer-assisted critical appraisal tool.