||1. Patient or problem
||2. Intervention (a
cause, prognostic factor, treatment, etc.)
intervention (if necessary)
|Tips for building
||Starting with your patient, ask "how
would I describe a group of patients similar to mine?"
||Ask "which intervention am I
considering?" Be specific.
||Ask "what is the main alternative to
compare with the intervention?" Be specific.
||Ask "what can I hope to accomplish?"
or "what could this exposure really affect?" Be specific.
||"In patients with heart failure from
dilated cardiomyopathy who are in sinus rhythm..."
||"...would adding anticoagulation with
warfarin to standard heart failure therapy..."
||"...when compared with standard
||"...lead to lower mortality or
morbidity from thromboembolism. Is this enough to be worth the increased
risk of bleeding?"
Evidence-based Medicine - Sackett, Richardson,
Rosenberg and Haynes.