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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

How to appraise a scientific paper?

1 Department of Rheumatology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Department of Rheumatology, NIMS, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vinod Ravindran
Department of Rheumatology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.1016/j.injr.2012.12.004

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The quality of published research is highly variable and it is critically important for the busy clinicians to be able to appraise published papers and make up their own mind about the evidence that is presented in the papers read. To be able to do this reader does not necessarily need to be an expert in research methodology or a statistician. We in this article present some basic information and a list of questions which when asked sys- tematically would help the readers appraise a scientific paper.

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